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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)

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.

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."