settle

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

settle

verb

Definition of SETTLE

1
to cause to come to rest at the bottom (as of a liquid) <the light rain will settle the dust in the air> <careful handling will settle the lees in the bottom of the wine bottle>
Synonyms lay, sediment
Near Antonyms agitate, disturb, mix, stir
Antonyms raise
2
to supply with inhabitants <the region was originally settled by farmers>
Related Words inhabit; move (to), relocate (to)
3
to give an opinion about (something at issue or in dispute) <settled the lawsuit in favor of the defendant>
Near Antonyms equivocate, hedge, pussyfoot, skirt
4
to come to an agreement or decision concerning the details of <settled their wedding plans without any major disagreements>
Synonyms agree (on), decide, fix, set, settle
5
to come to rest after descending from the air <birds settling on the branches of the maple tree>
Related Words belly-land, crash-land
6
to establish or place comfortably or snugly <settled the sleeping baby into her crib>
7
to free from distress or disturbance <a hot meal settled the children down>
Synonyms becalm, compose, lull, lullaby, quiet, quieten [chiefly British], salve, settle, soothe, still, tranquilize (also tranquillize)
8
to gain emotional or mental control of <settled himself only with visible effort after the angry outburst>
Related Words hold back, restrain; rally, recover; lull, quiet, soothe, still, tranquilize (also tranquillize)
9
to give what is owed for <settle a debt>
Antonyms repudiate
10
to make final, definite, or beyond dispute <this information should settle the question of who is right>
Near Antonyms confuse, muddle, muddy, unsettle
11
to stop the noise or speech of <settled the class with a firm quiet!>
Near Antonyms agitate, stir

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