Associations to the word «Settle»


SETTLE, verb. (transitive) To place in a fixed or permanent condition; to make firm, steady, or stable; to establish; to fix; especially, to establish in life; to fix in business, in a home etc.
SETTLE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) (US) To establish in the pastoral office; to ordain or install as pastor or rector of a church, society, or parish.
SETTLE, verb. (transitive) To cause to be no longer in a disturbed condition; to quieten; to still; to calm; to compose.
SETTLE, verb. (transitive) To clear or purify (a liquid) of dregs and impurities by causing them to sink.
SETTLE, verb. (transitive) To restore (ground, roads etc.) or bring to a smooth, dry, or passable condition.
SETTLE, verb. (transitive) To cause to sink; to lower.
SETTLE, verb. (transitive) To determine, as something which is exposed to doubt or question; to free from uncertainty.
SETTLE, verb. (transitive) To pacify (a discussion, quarrel).
SETTLE, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To adjust (accounts); to liquidate; to balance.
SETTLE, verb. (transitive) (colloquial) To pay.
SETTLE, verb. (transitive) To colonize; to move people to (a land or territory).
SETTLE, verb. (intransitive) To become fixed, permanent or stationary; to establish one's self or itself.
SETTLE, verb. (intransitive) To fix one's residence; to establish a dwelling place or home.
SETTLE, verb. (intransitive) To become married, or a householder.
SETTLE, verb. (intransitive) To be established in a profession or in employment.
SETTLE, verb. (intransitive) To become firm, dry, and hard, like the ground after the effects of rain or frost have disappeared.
SETTLE, verb. (intransitive) To become clear after being unclear or vague.
SETTLE, verb. (intransitive) To sink to the bottom of a body of liquid, for example dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reservoir.
SETTLE, verb. (intransitive) To sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, for example the foundation of a house, etc.
SETTLE, verb. (intransitive) To become calm; to stop being agitated.
SETTLE, verb. (intransitive) To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement.
SETTLE, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To make a jointure for a wife.
SETTLE, noun. (archaic) A seat of any kind.
SETTLE, noun. A long bench, often with a high back and arms, with storage space underneath for linen.
SETTLE, noun. (obsolete) A place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part.
SETTLE DOWN, verb. To become quiet and calm after a period of restlessness.
SETTLE DOWN, verb. To establish a settled lifestyle, and especially to marry.
SETTLE FOR, verb. (idiomatic) To accept or allow something, especially something not entirely desirable.
SETTLE IN, verb. (idiomatic) To get comfortable or established, as in a new place.
SETTLE ON, verb. (idiomatic) To make a decision or selection; to decide.
SETTLE ON, verb. To confer upon by permanent grant; to assure to.
SETTLE ONE'S AFFAIRS, verb. Alternative form of put one's affairs in order
SETTLE SOMEONE'S HASH, verb. (idiomatic) To physically or verbally subdue someone.
SETTLE THE LAND, verb. (nautical) To cause the land to appear lower by receding from it.
SETTLE UP, verb. To pay what one owes (a debt, a bill etc.)
SETTLE UPON, verb. (idiomatic) To decide something over other options.

Dictionary definition

SETTLE, noun. A long wooden bench with a back.
SETTLE, verb. Settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground; "dust settled on the roofs".
SETTLE, verb. 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".
SETTLE, verb. Settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument".
SETTLE, verb. Take up residence and become established; "The immigrants settled in the Midwest".
SETTLE, verb. Come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up".
SETTLE, verb. Go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned".
SETTLE, verb. Become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; "He finally settled down".
SETTLE, verb. Become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet; "The roar settled to a thunder"; "The wind settled in the West"; "it is settling to rain"; "A cough settled in her chest"; "Her mood settled into lethargy".
SETTLE, verb. Establish or develop as a residence; "He settled the farm 200 years ago"; "This land was settled by Germans".
SETTLE, verb. Come to rest.
SETTLE, verb. Arrange or fix in the desired order; "She settled the teacart".
SETTLE, verb. Accept despite lack of complete satisfaction; "We settled for a lower price".
SETTLE, verb. End a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement; "The two parties finally settled".
SETTLE, verb. Dispose of; make a financial settlement.
SETTLE, verb. Become clear by the sinking of particles; "the liquid gradually settled".
SETTLE, verb. Cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids).
SETTLE, verb. Sink down or precipitate; "the mud subsides when the waters become calm".
SETTLE, verb. Fix firmly; "He ensconced himself in the chair".
SETTLE, verb. Get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury; "I finally settled with my old enemy".
SETTLE, verb. Make final; put the last touches on; put into final form; "let's finalize the proposal".
SETTLE, verb. Form a community; "The Swedes settled in Minnesota".
SETTLE, verb. Come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell".

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