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English noun: settle

1. settle (artifact) a long wooden bench with a back


Synonymssettee


Broader (hypernym)bench


English verb: settle

1. settle (motion) settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground


SamplesDust settled on the roofs.


Synonymssettle down


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set


Narrower (hyponym)sediment

2. settle (cognition) bring to an end; settle conclusively


SamplesThe case was decided.
The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff.
The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance.


Synonymsadjudicate, decide, resolve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)end, terminate


Narrower (hyponym)adjust, judge

3. settle (communication) settle conclusively; come to terms


SamplesWe finally settled the argument.


Synonymsdetermine, square off, square up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)conclude, resolve


Narrower (hyponym)clear, clinch, compromise, concert, solve

4. settle (change) take up residence and become established


SamplesThe immigrants settled in the Midwest.


Synonymslocate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)colonise, colonize, resettle


Entailmove

5. settle (communication) come to terms


SamplesAfter some discussion we finally made up.


Synonymsconciliate, make up, patch up, reconcile


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)agree, concord, concur, hold


Narrower (hyponym)appease, make peace, propitiate

6. settle (motion) go under,


SamplesThe raft sank and its occupants drowned.


Synonymsgo down, go under, sink


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)come down, descend, fall, go down


Narrower (hyponym)founder, settle, submerge, submerse, subside


Verb groupsink


Antonymsfloat, swim

7. settle (change) become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style


SamplesHe finally settled down.


Synonymsroot, settle down, steady down, take root


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)stabilise, stabilize


Narrower (hyponym)roost

8. settle (change) become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet


SamplesThe 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.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)become, get, go

9. settle (change) establish or develop as a residence


SamplesHe settled the farm 200 years ago.
This land was settled by Germans.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)build up, develop

10. settle (motion) come to rest


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)halt, stop

11. settle (contact) arrange or fix in the desired order


SamplesShe settled the teacart.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up

12. settle (communication) accept despite lack of complete satisfaction


SamplesWe settled for a lower price.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)accept, consent, go for

13. settle (communication) end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement


SamplesThe two parties finally settled.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)agree, concord, concur, hold

14. settle (possession) dispose of; make a financial settlement


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)arrange, fix up


Narrower (hyponym)clean up, compensate, liquidate, make up, pay, pay, pay off, prorate, square

15. settle (motion) become clear by the sinking of particles


SamplesThe liquid gradually settled.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Verb groupsettle

16. settle (motion) cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)sink


Verb groupsettle

17. settle (motion) sink down or precipitate


SamplesThe mud subsides when the waters become calm.


Synonymssubside


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)go down, go under, settle, sink

18. settle (contact) fix firmly


SamplesHe ensconced himself in the chair.


Synonymsensconce


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

19. settle (competition) get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury


SamplesI finally settled with my old enemy.


Synonymsget back


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)contend, fight, struggle

20. settle (change) make final; put the last touches on; put into final form


SamplesLet's finalize the proposal.


Synonymsfinalise, finalize, nail down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)end, terminate

21. settle (change) form a community


SamplesThe Swedes settled in Minnesota.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)homestead


Entailmigrate, transmigrate

22. settle (change) come as if by falling


SamplesNight fell.
Silence fell.


Synonymsdescend, fall


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)come


Verb groupfall









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