[ UK /sˈɛtə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈsɛtəɫ/ ]
  1. come as if by falling
    Night fell
    Silence fell
  2. cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids)
  3. dispose of; make a financial settlement
  4. sink down or precipitate
    the mud subsides when the waters become calm
  5. arrange or fix in the desired order
    She settled the teacart
  6. bring to an end; settle conclusively
    The case was decided
    The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff
    The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance
  7. get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury
    I finally settled with my old enemy
  8. establish or develop as a residence
    This land was settled by Germans
    He settled the farm 200 years ago
  9. make final; put the last touches on; put into final form
    let's finalize the proposal
  10. accept despite lack of complete satisfaction
    We settled for a lower price
  11. become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
    He finally settled down
  12. fix firmly
    He ensconced himself in the chair
  13. take up residence and become established
    The immigrants settled in the Midwest
  14. come to rest
  15. settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    dust settled on the roofs
  16. go under
    The raft sank and its occupants drowned
  17. come to terms
    After some discussion we finally made up
  18. become clear by the sinking of particles
    the liquid gradually settled
  19. become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet
    A cough settled in her chest
    Her mood settled into lethargy
    The roar settled to a thunder
    it is settling to rain
    The wind settled in the West
  20. form a community
    The Swedes settled in Minnesota
  21. end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement
    The two parties finally settled
  22. settle conclusively; come to terms
    We finally settled the argument
  1. a long wooden bench with a back
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How To Use settle In A Sentence

  • The resettlement fee shall be calculated according to the number of agricultural population to be resettled.
  • Sometime in the early eighteen hundreds, they trekked to the flat plain between the Ohio River and Lake Erie and settled in Mount Vernon, which was then a few small buildings in a forest of tall trees. A Renegade History of the United States
  • I set the alarm clock for a quarter to midnight, and settled down for a couple of hours sleep.
  • I set the alarm clock for a quarter to midnight, and settled down for a couple of hours sleep.
  • Begin by placing the cordial container on a level surface to allow the sediment to settle.
  • The ICR would have the authority to annul laws or dismiss public officials to uphold the Kosovo settlement.
  • The original Auroran settlers had landed in the location that was now the park and decided to keep it as a peaceful retreat in the centre of the city.
  • His work underscores the aeriality embedded in the rational geometric order of the region’s settlement.
  • A family law barrister close to the Crikey crew advises that many men attempt to talk down their earning capacity when they are negotiating settlements with former wives.
  • Hunt thinks it unlikely that the currency will break parity with the dollar next year, and feels it is likely to settle around the $0.92 level.
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