Dictionary Results for settle


1. settle - noun

· a long wooden bench with a back

Synonym(s): settee

Hypernym(s): bench




2. settle - verb

· settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground; "dust settled on the roofs"

Synonym(s): settle_down

Hypernym(s): put, set, place, pose, position, lay




3. 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"

Synonym(s): decide, resolve, adjudicate

Hypernym(s): end, terminate




4. settle - verb

· settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument"

Synonym(s): square_off, square_up, determine

Hypernym(s): conclude, resolve




5. settle - verb

· take up residence and become established; "The immigrants settled in the Midwest"

Synonym(s): locate




6. settle - verb

· come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up"

Synonym(s): reconcile, patch_up, make_up, conciliate

Hypernym(s): agree, hold, concur, concord




7. settle - verb

· go under; "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"

Synonym(s): sink, go_down, go_under

Hypernym(s): descend, fall, go_down, come_down




8. settle - verb

· become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; "He finally settled down"

Synonym(s): root, take_root, steady_down, settle_down

Hypernym(s): stabilize, stabilise




9. 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"

Hypernym(s): become, go, get




10. settle - verb

· establish or develop as a residence; "He settled the farm 200 years ago"; "This land was settled by Germans"

Hypernym(s): build_up, develop




11. settle - verb

· come to rest

Hypernym(s): stop, halt




12. settle - verb

· arrange or fix in the desired order; "She settled the teacart"

Hypernym(s): arrange, set_up




13. settle - verb

· accept despite lack of complete satisfaction; "We settled for a lower price"

Hypernym(s): accept, consent, go_for




14. settle - verb

· end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement; "The two parties finally settled"

Hypernym(s): agree, hold, concur, concord




15. settle - verb

· dispose of; make a financial settlement

Hypernym(s): arrange, fix_up




16. settle - verb

· become clear by the sinking of particles; "the liquid gradually settled"

Hypernym(s): change




17. settle - verb

· cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids)

Hypernym(s): sink




18. settle - verb

· sink down or precipitate; "the mud subsides when the waters become calm"

Synonym(s): subside

Hypernym(s): sink, settle, go_down, go_under




19. settle - verb

· fix firmly; "He ensconced himself in the chair"

Synonym(s): ensconce

Hypernym(s): put, set, place, pose, position, lay




20. settle - verb

· get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury; "I finally settled with my old enemy"

Synonym(s): get_back

Hypernym(s): contend, fight, struggle




21. settle - verb

· make final; put the last touches on; put into final form; "let's finalize the proposal"

Synonym(s): finalize, finalise, nail_down

Hypernym(s): end, terminate




22. settle - verb

· form a community; "The Swedes settled in Minnesota"




23. settle - verb

· come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell"

Synonym(s): fall, descend

Hypernym(s): come





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