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v. set·tled, set·tling, set·tles
1. To end or resolve (a dispute, for example) by making a decision or coming to an agreement. See Synonyms at decide.
2. Law
a. To resolve (a lawsuit or dispute) by mutual agreement of the parties rather than by court decision.
b. To make the determinations and distributions of (a trust).
a. To make compensation for (a claim).
b. To pay (a debt).
a. To put into order; arrange as desired: settle one's affairs.
b. To place or arrange in a desired position: settled the blanket over the baby; settled herself in an armchair.
c. To agree to or fix in advance: settled the date of the meeting in June.
a. To establish as a resident or residents: settled her family in Ohio.
b. To migrate to and establish residence in; colonize: Pioneers settled the West.
c. To establish in a residence, business, or profession: was finally settled in his own law practice.
6. To restore calmness or comfort to: The hot tea settled his nerves.
a. To cause to sink, become compact, or come to rest: shook the box to settle the raffle tickets.
b. To cause (a liquid) to become clear by forming a sediment.
1. To discontinue moving and come to rest in one place: The ball settled in the grass near the green.
2. To move downward; sink or descend, especially gradually: Darkness settled over the fields. Dust settled in the road.
a. To become clear by the sinking of suspended particles. Used of liquids.
b. To be separated from a solution or mixture as a sediment.
c. To become compact by sinking, as sediment when stirred up.
a. To establish one's residence: settled in Canada.
b. To become established or localized: The cold settled in my chest.
5. To reach a decision; decide: We finally settled on a solution to the problem.
6. To come to an agreement, especially to resolve a lawsuit out of court.
a. To provide compensation for a claim.
b. To pay a debt.
A long wooden bench with a high back, often including storage space beneath the seat.
Phrasal Verbs:
settle down
1. To begin living a stable and orderly life: He settled down as a farmer with a family.
2. To become calm or composed.
settle for
To accept in spite of incomplete satisfaction: had to settle for a lower wage than the one requested.
settle (one's) stomach
To relieve one's indigestion or nausea.
settle (someone's) hash Slang
To silence or subdue.

[Middle English setlen, to seat, from Old English setlan, from setl, seat; see sed- in Indo-European roots.]

set′tle·a·ble adj.
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settle down

vb (adverb, mainly intr)
1. (also tr) to make or become quiet and orderly
2. (often foll by to) to apply oneself diligently: please settle down to work.
3. to adopt an orderly and routine way of life, take up a permanent post, etc, esp after marriage
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.settle down - settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground; "dust settled on the roofs"
lay, place, put, set, position, pose - 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"
sediment - settle as sediment
2.settle down - become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; "He finally settled down"
stabilise, stabilize - become stable or more stable; "The economy stabilized"
roost - settle down or stay, as if on a roost
3.settle down - become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation; "After the fight both men need to cool off."; "It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again."
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
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? settle2 VI a; it’s time he settled downes ist Zeit, dass er ein geregeltes Leben anfängt or dass er zur Ruhe kommt; to marry and settle downheiraten und sesshaft or häuslich werden; to settle down at school/in a new housesich an einer Schule/in einem Haus einleben; to settle down in a new jobsich in einer neuen Stellung eingewöhnen; he ought to settle down with a steady jober sollte sich (dat)endlich eine feste Stellung suchen; they have settled down in Spainsie haben sich in Spanien niedergelassen; settle down, children!ruhig, Kinder!
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to settle down to worksich an die Arbeit machen or setzen; to settle down for a chatsich zu einem Schwatz zusammensetzen; to settle down for the nightsich schlafen legen; to settle down to watch TVes sich (dat)vor dem Fernseher gemütlich machen
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(= calm down)beruhigen
babyhinlegen; patientversorgen; to settle oneself down to worksich an die Arbeit machen or setzen; to settle oneself down to finish the jobsich daranmachen, die Arbeit fertig zu machen; the cat settled itself down for the nightdie Katze kuschelte sich zum Schlafen zurecht; the campers settled themselves down for the nightdie Zeltenden richteten alles für die Nacht her
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(ˈsetl) verb
1. to place in a position of rest or comfort. I settled myself in the armchair.
2. to come to rest. Dust had settled on the books.
3. to soothe. I gave him a pill to settle his nerves.
4. to go and live. Many Scots settled in New Zealand.
5. to reach a decision or agreement. Have you settled with the builders when they are to start work?; The dispute between management and employees is still not settled.
6. to pay (a bill).
ˈsettlement noun
1. an agreement. The two sides have at last reached a settlement.
2. a small community. a farming settlement.
ˈsettler noun
a person who settles in a country that is being newly populated. They were among the early settlers on the east coast of America.
settle down
1. to (cause to) become quiet, calm and peaceful. He waited for the audience to settle down before he spoke; She settled the baby down at last.
2. to make oneself comfortable. She settled (herself) down in the back of the car and went to sleep.
3. to begin to concentrate on something, eg work. He settled down to (do) his schoolwork.
settle in
to become used to and comfortable in new surroundings.
settle on
to agree about or decide.
settle up
to pay (a bill). He asked the waiter for the bill, and settled up.
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I can imagine that with regular work we should settle down again.
At every jump too, Hands appeared still more to sink into himself and settle down upon the deck, his feet sliding ever the farther out, and the whole body canting towards the stern, so that his face became, little by little, hid from me; and at last I could see nothing beyond his ear and the frayed ringlet of one whisker.
Some of the colour had come back into his cheeks, though he still looked very sick and still continued to slip out and settle down as the ship banged about.
I guess our race has been on the tramp since the beginning of creation, just like we'll be, looking for a piece of land that looked good to settle down on."
Shall I marry and settle down? Shall I put myself into the harness to be worn out like an old horse?
Shelby and all his tribe, because they are proud, and hold their heads up above him, and that I've got proud notions from you; and he says he won't let me come here any more, and that I shall take a wife and settle down on his place.
She had appeared there first, in Newland Archer's boyhood, as a brilliantly pretty little girl of nine or ten, of whom people said that she "ought to be painted." Her parents had been continental wanderers, and after a roaming babyhood she had lost them both, and been taken in charge by her aunt, Medora Manson, also a wanderer, who was herself returning to New York to "settle down."
Poor Medora, repeatedly widowed, was always coming home to settle down (each time in a less expensive house), and bringing with her a new husband or an adopted child; but after a few months she invariably parted from her husband or quarrelled with her ward, and, having got rid of her house at a loss, set out again on her wanderings.
my very dear brother, I should like to settle down to a better life.
The mother of five says its time she needs to settle down before she hits 40 years."In two years I am 40.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has advised corps members posted to Anambra to settle down, learn and imbibe the ways and culture of the people they have been posted to serve.
'No, but I want her to settle down!' said the mother.