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settles

verb , present tense third-person singular of settle

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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
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2 to supply with inhabitants
  • the region was originally settled by farmers
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3 to give an opinion about (something at issue or in dispute)
  • settled the lawsuit in favor of the defendant
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5 to come to rest after descending from the air
  • birds settling on the branches of the maple tree
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6 to establish or place comfortably or snugly
  • settled the sleeping baby into her crib
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7 to free from distress or disturbance
  • a hot meal settled the children down
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8 to gain emotional or mental control of
  • settled himself only with visible effort after the angry outburst
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9 to give what is owed for
  • settle a debt
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10 to make final, definite, or beyond dispute
  • this information should settle the question of who is right
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11 to stop the noise or speech of
  • settled the class with a firm "quiet!"
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