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settle1

set·tle1

settle1

 
 
pronunciation:
se tl
phrases:
settle down
part of speech: verb
inflections: settled, settles, settling
definition 1: to finally agree upon or decide.
We settled our argument.
synonyms:
decide, determine, resolve
similar words:
appoint, arbitrate, clinch, close, confirm, fix, straighten
definition 2: to find or make a home for.
He settled his family near the town.
similar words:
locate, move
definition 3: to make calm.
The music settled the crying baby.
synonyms:
calm, soothe, steady
similar words:
compose, fix, lull, pacify, relax, remedy
definition 4: to pay.
After years of having a car loan, he finally settled his debt with the bank.
synonyms:
pay
similar words:
clear, pay off, repay
definition 5: to come to a decision (often followed by "on" or "upon").
We settled on the green car instead of the red one.
synonyms:
agree, decide
similar words:
choose, conclude, determine
definition 6: to become a resident of a place.
Their family settled in our town eight years ago.
similar words:
dwell, move, reside
definition 7: to become relaxed or calm.
As soon as the excitement ends, he will settle.
synonyms:
calm, quiet, steady
similar words:
relax
definition 8: to stop moving.
The dust settled.
synonyms:
abate
similar words:
alight, calm, clear
definition 9: to sink.
Our house has cracks in the foundation from where the ground has settled.
synonyms:
drop, sink, subside
similar words:
descend, fall
phrase: settle down
derivation: settled (adj.)