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Definitions of settle:
  • noun:   a long wooden bench with a back
  • verb:   dispose of; make a financial settlement
  • verb:   take up residence and become established
    Example: "The immigrants settled in the Midwest"
  • verb:   form a community
    Example: "The Swedes settled in Minnesota"
  • verb:   become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
    Example: "He finally settled down"
  • verb:   establish or develop as a residence
    Example: "He settled the farm 200 years ago"
  • verb:   become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet
    Example: "The roar settled to a thunder"
  • verb:   settle conclusively; come to terms
    Example: "We finally settled the argument"
  • verb:   end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement
    Example: "The two parties finally settled"
  • verb:   accept despite complete satisfaction
    Example: "We settled for a lower price"
  • verb:   get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury
    Example: "I finally settled with my old enemy"
  • verb:   arrange or fix in the desired order
    Example: "She settled the teacart"
  • verb:   cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids)
  • verb:   become clear by the sinking of particles
    Example: "The liquid gradually settled"
  • verb:   come to rest
  • verb:   settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    Example: "Dust settled on the roofs"
  • verb:   bring to an end; settle conclusively
  • verb:   fix firmly
  • verb:   sink down or precipitate
  • verb:   go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
  • verb:   come as if by falling
  • verb:   make final; put the last touches on; put into final form
  • verb:   come to terms
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 33333 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #3831)

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See settle used in context: 69 poetry verses, 3 Shakespeare works, 6 Bible passages, 70 definitions

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