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  Definition of settle
  1. a long wooden bench with a back
  2. come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell"
  3. take up residence and become established; "The immigrants settled in the Midwest"
  4. form a community; "The Swedes settled in Minnesota"
  5. become settled or established and stable in one''s residence or life style; "He finally settled down"
  6. make final; put the last touches on; put into final form; "let''s finalize the proposal"
  7. establish or develop as a residence; "He settled the farm 200 years ago"; "This land was settled by Germans"
  8. become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet; "The roar settled to a thunder"; "The wind settled in the West"; "it is settling to rain"; "A cough settled in her chest"; "Her mood settled into lethargy"
  9. bring to an end; settle conclusively; "The case was decided"; "The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff"; "The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance"
  10. settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument"
  11. end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement; "The two parties finally settled"
  12. come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up"
  13. accept despite complete satisfaction; "We settled for a lower price"
  14. get one''s revenge for a wrong or an injury; "I finally settled with my old enemy"
  15. arrange or fix in the desired order; "She settled the teacart"
  16. fix firmly; "He ensconced himself in the chair"
  17. sink down or precipitate; "the mud subsides when the waters become calm"
  18. cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids)
  19. become clear by the sinking of particles; "the liquid gradually settled"
  20. come to rest
  21. settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground; "dust settled on the roofs"
  22. go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
  23. dispose of; make a financial settlement
Similar Words: settee, fall, descend, locate, root, take root, steady down, settle down, finalize, finalise, nail down, decide, resolve, adjudicate, square off, square up, determine, reconcile, patch up, make up, conciliate, get back, ensconce, subside, sink, go down, go under

 

See Also: fixate, settle on, percolate, sink in, permeate, filter

 

Hyponyms: colonize, colonise, resettle, homestead, roost, judge, adjust, clear, solve, concert, clinch, compromise, propitiate, appease, make peace, sediment, subside, founder, submerge, submerse, prorate, pay, square, pay off, make up, compensate, liquidate, clean up

 

Grouped Verbs: fall, sink

 

Entailments: move, migrate, transmigrate

 

Derivational Morphology: placement, location, locating, position, positioning, emplacement, settlement, colony, colonization, colonisation, settler, colonist, finalization, finalisation, judge, justice, jurist, magistrate, resolution, declaration, resolve, decision making, deciding, clincher, determiner, determining factor, decision, determination, conclusion, closure, conciliation, reconciliation, rapprochement, liquidation, dregs, grounds, settlings, settling, subsiding, subsidence, settee, sinker, sinking

 

Anagrams: Steele

 

 
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