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Definition 1: a long wooden bench with a back - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for settle in the sense of this definition

(settle is a kind of ...) a long seat for more than one person

Definition 2: take up residence and become established - [verb of change]

Samples where settle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The immigrants settled in the Midwest

Synonyms for settle in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of settle ) settle as colonists or establish a colony (in)

"The British colonized the East Coast"

(... is a kind of settle ) settle in a new place

"The immigrants had to resettle"

(settle implies ...) change residence, affiliation, or place of employment

"We moved from Idaho to Nebraska" "The basketball player moved from one team to another"

Definition 3: form a community - [verb of change]

Samples where settle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Swedes settled in Minnesota

(... is a kind of settle ) settle land given by the government and occupy it as a homestead

(settle implies ...) move from one country or region to another and settle there

"Many Germans migrated to South America in the mid-19th century" "This tribe transmigrated many times over the centuries"

Definition 4: become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style - [verb of change]

Samples where settle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He finally settled down

Synonyms for settle in the sense of this definition

(settle is a kind of ...) become stable or more stable

"The economy stabilized"

(... is a kind of settle ) settle down or stay, as if on a roost

Definition 5: establish or develop as a residence - [verb of change]

Samples where settle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He settled the farm 200 years ago
  • This land was settled by Germans

(settle is a kind of ...) change the use of and make available or usable

"develop land" "The country developed its natural resources" "The remote areas of the country were gradually built up"

Definition 6: make final; put the last touches on; put into final form - [verb of change]

Samples where settle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • let's finalize the proposal

Synonyms for settle in the sense of this definition

(settle is a kind of ...) bring to an end or halt

"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime" "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"

Definition 7: become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet - [verb of change]

Samples where settle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 is a kind of ...) enter or assume a certain state or condition

"He became annoyed when he heard the bad news" "It must be getting more serious" "her face went red with anger" "She went into ecstasy" "Get going!"

Definition 8: come as if by falling - [verb of change]

Samples where settle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Night fell
  • Silence fell

Synonyms for settle in the sense of this definition

(settle is a kind of ...) come to pass; arrive, as in due course

"The first success came three days later" "It came as a shock" "Dawn comes early in June"

(settle has a similar meaning as ...) go as if by falling

"Grief fell from our hearts"

Definition 9: bring to an end; settle conclusively - [verb of cognition]

Samples where settle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for settle in the sense of this definition

(settle is a kind of ...) bring to an end or halt

"She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime" "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I"

(... is a kind of settle ) determine the result of (a competition)

(... is a kind of settle ) decide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim

Definition 10: settle conclusively; come to terms - [verb of communication]

Samples where settle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We finally settled the argument

Synonyms for settle in the sense of this definition

(settle is a kind of ...) reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation

(... is a kind of settle ) settle, as of a debt

"clear a debt" "solve an old debt"

(... is a kind of settle ) settle by agreement

"concert one's differences"

(... is a kind of settle ) settle conclusively

"clinch a deal"

(... is a kind of settle ) settle by concession

Definition 11: end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement - [verb of communication]

Samples where settle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The two parties finally settled

(settle is a kind of ...) be in accord; be in agreement

"We agreed on the terms of the settlement" "I can't agree with you!" "I hold with those who say life is sacred" "Both philosophers concord on this point"

Definition 12: come to terms - [verb of communication]

Samples where settle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • After some discussion we finally made up

Synonyms for settle in the sense of this definition

(settle is a kind of ...) be in accord; be in agreement

"We agreed on the terms of the settlement" "I can't agree with you!" "I hold with those who say life is sacred" "Both philosophers concord on this point"

(... is a kind of settle ) make peace with

(... is a kind of settle ) end hostilities

"The brothers who had been fighting over their inheritance finally made peace"

Definition 13: accept despite lack of complete satisfaction - [verb of communication]

Samples where settle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We settled for a lower price

(settle is a kind of ...) give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

"I cannot accept your invitation" "I go for this resolution"

Definition 14: get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury - [verb of competition]

Samples where settle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I finally settled with my old enemy

Synonyms for settle in the sense of this definition

(settle is a kind of ...) be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

"the tribesmen fought each other" "Siblings are always fighting" "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"

Definition 15: fix firmly - [verb of contact]

Samples where settle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He ensconced himself in the chair

Synonyms for settle in the sense of this definition

(settle is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Definition 16: arrange or fix in the desired order - [verb of contact]

Samples where settle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She settled the teacart

(settle is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

Definition 17: come to rest - [verb of motion]

(settle is a kind of ...) come to a halt, stop moving

"the car stopped" "She stopped in front of a store window"

Definition 18: settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground - [verb of motion]

Samples where settle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dust settled on the roofs

Synonyms for settle in the sense of this definition

(settle is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

(... is a kind of settle ) settle as sediment

Definition 19: cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids) - [verb of motion]

(settle is a kind of ...) cause to sink

"The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"

(settle has a similar meaning as ...) become clear by the sinking of particles

"the liquid gradually settled"

Definition 20: sink down or precipitate - [verb of motion]

Samples where settle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the mud subsides when the waters become calm

Synonyms for settle in the sense of this definition

(settle is a kind of ...) go under

"The raft sank and its occupants drowned"

Definition 21: go under - [verb of motion]

Samples where settle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The raft sank and its occupants drowned

Synonyms for settle in the sense of this definition

(settle is a kind of ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

(... is a kind of settle ) sink down or precipitate

"the mud subsides when the waters become calm"

(... is a kind of settle ) sink below the surface

(... is a kind of settle ) sink below the surface; go under or as if under water

(settle has a similar meaning as ...) cause to sink

"The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"

Definition 22: become clear by the sinking of particles - [verb of motion]

Samples where settle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the liquid gradually settled

(settle is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(settle has a similar meaning as ...) cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids)

Definition 23: dispose of; make a financial settlement - [verb of possession]

(settle is a kind of ...) make arrangements for

"Can you arrange a meeting with the President?"

(... is a kind of settle ) make a proportional settlement or distribution

(... is a kind of settle ) discharge or settle

"pay a debt" "pay an obligation"

(... is a kind of settle ) pay someone and settle a debt

"I squared with him"

(... is a kind of settle ) do or give something to somebody in return

"Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"

(... is a kind of settle ) settle the affairs of by determining the debts and applying the assets to pay them off

"liquidate a company"

(... is a kind of settle ) dispose of

"settle the bills"

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