settles

present tense third-person singular of settle
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as in lays
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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as in inhabits
to supply with inhabitants the region was originally settled by farmers

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as in contains
to gain emotional or mental control of settled himself only with visible effort after the angry outburst

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as in shushes
to stop the noise or speech of settled the class with a firm "quiet!"

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“Settles.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/settles. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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