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Definition of "settle" []

  • To put into order; arrange or fix definitely as desired. (verb-transitive)
  • To put firmly into a desired position or place; establish. (verb-transitive)
  • To establish as a resident or residents: settled her family in Ohio. (verb-transitive)
  • To establish residence in; colonize: Pioneers settled the West. (verb-transitive)
  • To establish in a residence, business, or profession. (verb-transitive)
  • To put in order; arrange in a desired state or condition (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To arrange or be arranged in a fixed or comfortable position (verb)
  • To come to rest or a halt (verb)
  • To take up or cause to take up residence (verb)
  • To establish or become established in a way of life, job, residence, etc (verb)
  • To migrate to and form a community; colonize (verb)
  • To make or become quiet, calm, or stable (verb)
  • To be cast or spread; come down (verb)
  • To make (a liquid) clear or (of a liquid) to become clear; clarify (verb)
  • To cause (sediment) to sink to the bottom, as in a liquid, or (of sediment) to sink thus (verb)
  • To subside or cause to subside and become firm or compact (verb)
  • To pay off or account for (a bill, debt, etc) (verb)
  • To decide, conclude, or dispose of (verb)
  • To agree or fix (verb)
  • To secure (title, property, etc) to a person, as by making a deed of settlement, will, etc (verb)
  • To determine (a legal dispute, etc) by agreement of the parties without resort to court action (esp in the phrase settle out of court) (verb)

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Use "settle" in a sentence
  • "Ef we gwine settle, why, less _settle_, thass all I say! ""
  • "Ben let the name settle in his massive head somewhere."
  • "I hate the word settle, but you need to be practical."