HyperDic: settle

English > 23 senses of the word settle:
VERBmotionsettle, settle downsettle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
cognitionsettle, decide, resolve, adjudicatebring to an end
communicationsettle, square off, square up, determinesettle conclusively
changesettle, locatetake up residence and become established
communicationsettle, reconcile, patch up, make up, conciliatecome to terms
motionsettle, sink, go down, go undergo under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
changesettle, root, take root, steady down, settle downbecome settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
changesettlebecome resolved, fixed, established, or quiet
changesettleestablish or develop as a residence
motionsettlecome to rest
contactsettlearrange or fix in the desired order
communicationsettleaccept despite lack of complete satisfaction
communicationsettleend a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement
possessionsettledispose of
motionsettlebecome clear by the sinking of particles
motionsettlecause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids / liquids)
motionsettle, subsidesink down or precipitate
contactsettle, ensconcefix firmly
competitionsettle, get backget one's revenge for a wrong or an injury
changesettle, finalize, finalise, nail downmake final
changesettleform a community / community
changesettle, fall, descendcome as if by falling
NOUNartifactsettle, setteea long wooden bench with a back
settle > pronunciation
Soundsseh'tahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > settle: 23 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA long wooden bench with a back.
Synonymsettee
BroaderbenchA long seat for more than one person
Spanishescaño
Catalanescó, escon
Verbssettlecome to rest
English > settle: 23 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningSettle into a position, usually on a surface or ground.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"dust settled on the roofs"
Synonymsettle down
NarrowersedimentSettle as sediment
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
Spanishdepositar
Catalandipositar
English > settle: 23 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningBring to an end; settle conclusively.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsdecide, resolve, adjudicate
Narroweradjustdecide how much is to be paid on an insurance claim
judgeDetermine the result of (a competition)
Broaderend, terminateBring to an end or halt
Spanishadjudicar, decidir, dirimir, resolver, solucionar, solventar
Catalanadjudicar, decidir, dirimir
Nounssettlementa conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
settlera negotiator who settles disputes
English > settle: 23 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningSettle conclusively; come to terms.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"We finally settled the argument"
Synonymssquare off, square up, determine
Narrowerclear, solveSettle, as of a debt
clinchSettle conclusively
compromiseSettle by concession
concertSettle by agreement
Broaderconclude, resolvereach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation
Spanishacordar, decidir, determinar, resolver
Catalandecidir, determinar
Nounssettlementa conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
English > settle: 23 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningtake up residence and become established.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"The immigrants settled in the Midwest"
Synonymlocate
Entailsmovechange residence, affiliation, or place of employment
Narrowercolonize, coloniseSettle as colonists or establish a colony (in)
resettleSettle in a new place
Spanishafincar, asentar, dirimir, poblar, trasladarse, traslladar-se
Catalanafincar, dirimir, poblar, traslladar-se
Nounssettlementthe act of colonizing
settlementa body of people who settle far from home / home / home but maintain ties with their homeland
settlementan area where a group of families live together
settlera person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
English > settle: 23 senses > verb 5, communication
MeaningCome to terms.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsreconcile, patch up, make up, conciliate
Narrowermake peaceend hostilities
propitiate, appeasemake peace with
Broaderagree, hold, concur, concordBe in accord / accord
Spanishavenir, conciliar, decidir, reconciliar
Catalandecidir
English > settle: 23 senses > verb 6, motion
Meaninggo under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned".
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymssink, go down, go under
Caused bysinkCause to sink
Narrowerfoundersink below the surface
submerge, submersesink below the surface
subside, settlesink down or precipitate
Broaderdescend, fall, go down, come downMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
Oppositefloat, swimBe afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
Similar tosinkCause to sink
Spanishestablecerse, hundirse, ir abajo, naufragar, sumergirse, sumirse
Catalanenfonsar-se, esfondrar, naufragar, submergir-se, sumir-se
English > settle: 23 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningBecome settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"He finally settled down"
Synonymsroot, take root, steady down, settle down
Narrowerroostsettle down or stay, as if on a roost
Broaderstabilize, stabiliseBecome stable or more stable
Spanishafincarse, enraizarse, establecerse
Catalanarrelar-se, establir-se
English > settle: 23 senses > verb 8, change
MeaningBecome resolved, fixed, established, or quiet.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "The roar settled to a thunder"
  • "The wind settled in the West"
  • "A cough settled in her chest"
  • "Her mood settled into lethargy"
Broaderbecome, go, getEnter or assume a certain state or condition
English > settle: 23 senses > verb 9, change
MeaningEstablish or develop as a residence.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "He settled the farm 200 years ago"
  • "This land was settled by Germans"
Broaderbuild up, developchange the use of and make available or usable
Spanishafincar, asentarse, poblar
Catalanafincar, establir-se, poblar
Nounssettlementa body of people who settle far from home / home / home but maintain ties with their homeland
settlementan area where a group of families live together
English > settle: 23 senses > verb 10, motion
MeaningCome to rest.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Broaderstop, haltCome to a halt, stop moving
Spanishdetener, parar
Catalanaturar, detenir, parar
Nounssettlea long wooden bench with a back
English > settle: 23 senses > verb 11, contact
MeaningArrange or fix in the desired order.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She settled the teacart"
Broaderarrange, set upput into a proper or systematic order
English > settle: 23 senses > verb 12, communication
MeaningAccept despite lack of complete satisfaction.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"We settled for a lower price"
Broaderaccept, consent, go forGive an affirmative reply to
Nounssettlementtermination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities / liabilities
English > settle: 23 senses > verb 13, communication
Meaningend a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The two parties finally settled"
Broaderagree, hold, concur, concordBe in accord / accord
Spanishresolver
Nounssettlementsomething settled or resolved
settlementa conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
English > settle: 23 senses > verb 14, possession
Meaningdispose of; make a financial settlement.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Narrowerclean updispose of
liquidateSettle the affairs of by determining the debts and applying the assets to pay them off
pay, pay off, make up, compensateDo or give something to somebody in return
payDischarge or settle
proratemake a proportional settlement or distribution
squarepay someone and settle a debt
Broaderarrange, fix upmake arrangements for
Spanishacordar, solventar
Nounssettlementtermination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities / liabilities
English > settle: 23 senses > verb 15, motion
MeaningBecome clear by the sinking of particles.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"the liquid gradually settled"
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Similar tosettleCause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids / liquids)
English > settle: 23 senses > verb 16, motion
MeaningCause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids / liquids) .
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
BroadersinkCause to sink
Similar tosettleBecome clear by the sinking of particles
Spanishasentar
Catalanassentar
Nounssettlingssediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid / liquid
English > settle: 23 senses > verb 17, motion
Meaningsink down or precipitate.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsubside
Broadersink, settle, go down, go undergo under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
Spanishposarse, se desploma
Nounssettlinga gradual sinking to a lower level
settlingssediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid / liquid
English > settle: 23 senses > verb 18, contact
MeaningFix firmly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymensconce
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
Spanishasentar
Catalanassentar-se, assentar
English > settle: 23 senses > verb 19, competition
MeaningGet one's revenge for a wrong or an injury.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"I finally settled with my old enemy"
Synonymget back
Broadercontend, fight, struggleBe engaged in a fight
English > settle: 23 senses > verb 20, change
Meaningmake final; put the last touches on; put into final / final form.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsfinalize, finalise, nail down
Broaderend, terminateBring to an end or halt
See alsosettle onbecome fixed (on)
Spanishacabar, finalizar, terminar
Catalanacabar, finalitzar
English > settle: 23 senses > verb 21, change
Meaningform a community / community.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"The Swedes settled in Minnesota"
Entailsmigrate, transmigrateMove from one country or region to another and settle there
NarrowerhomesteadSettle land given by the government and occupy it as a homestead
Spanishafincar, asentarse, asentar, colonizar, poblar
Catalanafincar, colonitzar, establir-se, poblar
Nounssettlementa body of people who settle far from home / home / home but maintain ties with their homeland
settlementan area where a group of families live together
settlera person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
English > settle: 23 senses > verb 22, change
MeaningCome as if by falling.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsfall, descend
BroadercomeCome to pass
Similar tofallgo as if by falling
Spanishasentarse, caer, descender

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