New Years resolution *English vocabulary

Every New Year people make resolutions, like to lose weight or start a new business, but what is a resolution? Let’s learn it now!

Resolution is the noun form of the verb resolve.
Check the definition below:

to make a firm (strong) decision to do something
resolve to do something
“He resolved not to tell her the truth.”
resolve (that)…
“She resolved (that) she would never see him again.”

Resolve is a synonym of decide (Synonyms are 2 words that have almost the same meaning. Big is a synonym of large. Small is a synonym of little.)

Do you know the meaning of decide?

decide – verb
to think carefully about the different possibilities that are available and choose one of them
“It’s up to you to decide.”
“I can’t tell you what to do—you’ll have to decide for yourself.”
decide between A and B
“It was difficult to decide between the two candidates.”

So if resolution is the noun form of the verb resolve and resolve is a synonym of decide maybe it will help us to look at the noun form of decide, which is…

decision  – noun
a choice or judgement that you make after thinking and talking about what is the best thing to do
*to make a decision (= to decide)

Can you guess what a resolution is?

resolution – noun
a firm decision to do or not to do something
“She made a resolution to visit her relatives more often.”

Have you made any New Year’s resolutions(= for example, to give up smoking from 1 January)? Write your resolution in the comments below!

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