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settle1

set·tle1

settle1

 
 
pronunciation:
se tl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
settle down
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: settled, settles, settling
definition 1: to finally agree upon or resolve.
We settled our disagreement.
synonyms:
conclude, decide, determine, resolve, square
similar words:
adjust, appoint, arbitrate, clinch, close, confirm, extinguish, fix, nail down, negotiate, patch, reconcile, rectify, sort, straighten
definition 2: to establish a home for.
He settled his family near the town.
synonyms:
domicile, establish
similar words:
locate, move, relocate, situate
definition 3: to establish a colony in.
The pioneers settled the farming areas.
synonyms:
colonize, establish, found
similar words:
create, occupy, people, pioneer, populate
definition 4: to make calm; stabilize.
The medicine settled my stomach.
synonyms:
calm, quiet, soothe, stabilize, steady
antonyms:
disorder, unsettle
similar words:
compose, fix, lull, pacify, quell, relax, remedy
definition 5: to satisfy (a debt or obligation).
synonyms:
discharge, liquidate, pay, satisfy, square
similar words:
amortize, clear, defray, disburse, pay off, repay, requite
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to come to a decision (often fol. by on or upon).
We settled on the cheaper car.
synonyms:
agree, decide, resolve
similar words:
choose, conclude, determine, dispose
definition 2: to reach an agreement.
We will settle out of court.
synonyms:
agree, resolve
similar words:
arbitrate, decide, square
definition 3: to satisfy a debt or obligation (often fol. by up).
When the bill comes, she will settle up.
synonyms:
pay
definition 4: to become a resident of a place.
synonyms:
locate
similar words:
dwell, move, reside
definition 5: to become relaxed or calm.
As soon as the excitement ends, he will settle down.
synonyms:
calm, quiet, steady
antonyms:
unsettle
similar words:
relax, stabilize
definition 6: to cease motion.
The dust settled.
synonyms:
abate, subside
antonyms:
unsettle
similar words:
alight, bottom, calm, clear, deposit, light
definition 7: to sink.
Wet ground settles in spring.
synonyms:
drop, sink, subside
similar words:
bottom, deposit, descend, fall
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phrase: settle down
derivation: settled (adj.)