Meaning of settle

Definition of settle

(noun) a long wooden bench with a back
(verb) settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground; "dust settled on the roofs"
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"
settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument"
take up residence and become established; "The immigrants settled in the Midwest"
come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up"
(noun) pill bugs
(verb) become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; "He finally settled down"
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"
establish or develop as a residence; "He settled the farm 200 years ago"; "This land was settled by Germans"
come to rest
arrange or fix in the desired order; "She settled the teacart"
accept despite lack of complete satisfaction; "We settled for a lower price"
end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement; "The two parties finally settled"
become clear by the sinking of particles; "the liquid gradually settled"
cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids)
sink down or precipitate; "the mud subsides when the waters become calm"
fix firmly; "He ensconced himself in the chair"
get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury; "I finally settled with my old enemy"
make final; put the last touches on; put into final form; "let's finalize the proposal"
form a community; "The Swedes settled in Minnesota"
come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell"

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