**Synonyms:** puzzle out, figure out, lick, work, work out, solve

**Definition:** find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of

**Usage:** *did you solve the problem?; Work out your problems with the boss; this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out; did you get it?; Did you get my meaning?; He could not work the math problem*

**Similar words:** understand

**Definition:** know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

**Usage:** *She did not understand her husband; I understand what she means*

**Definition:** find the solution

**Usage:** *solve an equation; solve for x*

**Similar words:** compute, cipher, calculate, cypher, reckon, work out, figure

**Definition:** make a mathematical calculation or computation

**Definition:** settle, as of a debt

**Usage:** *clear a debt; solve an old debt*

**Similar words:** square off, square up, settle, determine

**Definition:** settle conclusively; come to terms

**Usage:** *We finally settled the argument*