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settle

noun (n)

  • a long wooden bench with a back (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: settee
    source: wordnet30
  • A seat of any kind. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground (verb.motion)
    Synonym: settle down
    Example:
    Dust settled on the roofs.
    source: wordnet30
  • bring to an end; settle conclusively (verb.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • settle conclusively; come to terms (verb.communication)
    Example:
    We finally settled the argument.
    source: wordnet30
  • take up residence and become established (verb.change)
    Synonym: locate
    Example:
    The immigrants settled in the Midwest.
    source: wordnet30
  • come to terms (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • go under, (verb.motion)
    Synonym: go down, go under, sink
    Antonym: float, swim
    source: wordnet30
  • become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style (verb.change)
    Example:
    He finally settled down.
    source: wordnet30
  • become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet (verb.change)
    Example:
    The roar settled to a thunder.
    The wind settled in the West.
    A cough settled in her chest.
    Her mood settled into lethargy.
    source: wordnet30
  • establish or develop as a residence (verb.change)
    Example:
    He settled the farm 200 years ago.
    This land was settled by Germans.
    source: wordnet30
  • come to rest (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • arrange or fix in the desired order (verb.contact)
    Example:
    She settled the teacart.
    source: wordnet30
  • accept despite lack of complete satisfaction (verb.communication)
    Example:
    We settled for a lower price.
    source: wordnet30
  • end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement (verb.communication)
    Example:
    The two parties finally settled.
    source: wordnet30
  • dispose of; make a financial settlement (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • become clear by the sinking of particles (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The liquid gradually settled.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids) (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • sink down or precipitate (verb.motion)
    Synonym: subside
    source: wordnet30
  • fix firmly (verb.contact)
    Synonym: ensconce
    source: wordnet30
  • get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury (verb.competition)
    Synonym: get back
    Example:
    I finally settled with my old enemy.
    source: wordnet30
  • make final; put the last touches on; put into final form (verb.change)
    source: wordnet30
  • form a community (verb.change)
    Example:
    The Swedes settled in Minnesota.
    source: wordnet30
  • come as if by falling (verb.change)
    Synonym: descend, fall
    source: wordnet30
  • To place in a fixed or permanent condition; to make firm, steady, or stable; to establish; to fix; esp., to establish in life; to fix in business, in a home, or the like. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To become fixed or permanent; to become stationary; to establish one's self or itself; to assume a lasting form, condition, direction, or the like, in place of a temporary or changing state. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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