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Synonyms for settle
ˈsɛt lset·tle

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  1. settleverb

    Synonyms:
    establish, decide, arrange, compose, determine, fix, adjust, regulate

    Antonyms:
    agitate, disturb, wander

  2. settleverb

    To pay; as, to settle a bill. --Abbott.

    Synonyms:
    compose, regulate, determine, fix, adjust, establish, arrange, decide

    Antonyms:
    disturb, agitate, wander

  3. settleverb

    To plant with inhabitants; to colonize; to people; as, the French first settled Canada; the Puritans settled New England; Plymouth was settled in 1620.

    Synonyms:
    compose, arrange, adjust, establish, regulate, determine, decide, fix

    Antonyms:
    wander, disturb, agitate

  4. settleverb

    To become fixed or permanent; to become stationary; to establish one's self or itself; to assume a lasting form, condition, direction, or the like, in place of a temporary or changing state.

    Synonyms:
    determine, establish, compose, decide, adjust, fix, regulate, arrange

    Antonyms:
    agitate, disturb, wander

  5. settleverb

    To fix one's residence; to establish a dwelling place or home; as, the Saxons who settled in Britain.

    Synonyms:
    determine, adjust, compose, regulate, arrange, fix, decide, establish

    Antonyms:
    wander, disturb, agitate

  6. settleverb

    To enter into the married state, or the state of a householder.

    Synonyms:
    compose, decide, regulate, establish, fix, adjust, arrange, determine

    Antonyms:
    disturb, wander, agitate

  7. settleverb

    To be established in an employment or profession; as, to settle in the practice of law.

    Synonyms:
    decide, adjust, arrange, fix, regulate, determine, establish, compose

    Antonyms:
    wander, disturb, agitate

  8. settleverb

    To become firm, dry, and hard, as the ground after the effects of rain or frost have disappeared; as, the roads settled late in the spring.

    Synonyms:
    decide, establish, determine, arrange, adjust, fix, compose, regulate

    Antonyms:
    wander, agitate, disturb

  9. settleverb

    To become clear after being turbid or obscure; to clarify by depositing matter held in suspension; as, the weather settled; wine settles by standing.

    Synonyms:
    adjust, establish, fix, regulate, decide, arrange, compose, determine

    Antonyms:
    wander, agitate, disturb

  10. settleverb

    To sink to the bottom; to fall to the bottom, as dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reservoir.

    Synonyms:
    establish, adjust, fix, regulate, compose, arrange, determine, decide

    Antonyms:
    agitate, wander, disturb

  11. settleverb

    To sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, as the foundation of a house, etc.

    Synonyms:
    arrange, determine, adjust, fix, decide, compose, establish, regulate

    Antonyms:
    disturb, wander, agitate

  12. settleverb

    To place in a fixed or permanent condition; to make firm, steady, or stable; to establish; to fix; esp., to establish in life; to fix in business, in a home, or the like.

    Synonyms:
    decide, regulate, adjust, establish, determine, compose, arrange, fix

    Antonyms:
    wander, agitate, disturb

  13. settleverb

    To become calm; to cease from agitation.

    Synonyms:
    adjust, determine, regulate, arrange, decide, compose, establish, fix

    Antonyms:
    disturb, wander, agitate

  14. settleverb

    To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement; as, he has settled with his creditors.

    Synonyms:
    decide, arrange, compose, determine, establish, adjust, regulate, fix

    Antonyms:
    disturb, wander, agitate

  15. settleverb

    To make a jointure for a wife.

    Synonyms:
    determine, regulate, adjust, establish, decide, compose, arrange, fix

    Antonyms:
    disturb, wander, agitate

  16. settleverb

    To establish in the pastoral office; to ordain or install as pastor or rector of a church, society, or parish; as, to settle a minister.

    Synonyms:
    arrange, decide, fix, determine, adjust, regulate, establish, compose

    Antonyms:
    wander, disturb, agitate

  17. settleverb

    To cause to be no longer in a disturbed condition; to render quiet; to still; to calm; to compose.

    And from the bottom upon the ground, even to the lower settle, shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit. --Ezek. xliii.

    Synonyms:
    adjust, decide, arrange, fix, compose, establish, regulate, determine

    Antonyms:
    disturb, wander, agitate

  18. settleverb

    To clear of dregs and impurities by causing them to sink; to render pure or clear; -- said of a liquid; as, to settle coffee, or the grounds of coffee.

    Synonyms:
    regulate, determine, establish, decide, compose, adjust, arrange, fix

    Antonyms:
    disturb, agitate, wander

  19. settleverb

    To restore or bring to a smooth, dry, or passable condition; -- said of the ground, of roads, and the like;as, clear weather settles the roads.

    Synonyms:
    establish, decide, determine, regulate, arrange, adjust, fix, compose

    Antonyms:
    wander, disturb, agitate

  20. settleverb

    To cause to sink; to lower; to depress; hence, also, to render close or compact; as, to settle the contents of a barrel or bag by shaking it.

    Synonyms:
    compose, adjust, arrange, decide, establish, fix, regulate, determine

    Antonyms:
    disturb, wander, agitate

  21. settleverb

    To determine, as something which is exposed to doubt or question; to free from uncertainty or wavering; to make sure, firm, or constant; to establish; to compose; to quiet; as, to settle the mind when agitated; to settle questions of law; to settle the succession to a throne; to settle an allowance.

    Synonyms:
    decide, adjust, establish, arrange, compose, regulate, fix, determine

    Antonyms:
    wander, agitate, disturb

  22. settleverb

    To adjust, as something in discussion; to make up; to compose; to pacify; as, to settle a quarrel.

    Synonyms:
    decide, fix, compose, adjust, determine, establish, regulate, arrange

    Antonyms:
    wander, agitate, disturb

  23. settleverb

    To adjust, as accounts; to liquidate; to balance; as, to settle an account.

    Synonyms:
    establish, compose, adjust, regulate, determine, arrange, fix, decide

    Antonyms:
    disturb, agitate, wander

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. settle

    Confirm (Latin con, together, and firmus, firm) is to add firmness or give stability to. Both confirm and corroborate presuppose something already existing to which the confirmation or corroboration is added. Testimony is corroborated by concurrent testimony or by circumstances; confirmed by established facts. That which is thoroughly proved is said to be established; so is that which is official and has adequate power behind it; as, the established government; the established church. The continents are fixed. A treaty is ratified; an appointment confirmed. An act is sanctioned by any person or authority that passes upon it approvingly. A statement is substantiated; a report confirmed; a controversy settled; the decision of a lower court sustained by a higher. Just government should be upheld. The beneficent results of Christianity confirm our faith in it as a divine revelation.

    Synonyms:
    assure, confirm, corroborate, establish, fix, prove, ratify, sanction, strengthen, substantiate, sustain, uphold

    Antonyms:
    abrogate, annul, cancel, destroy, overthrow, shake, shatter, unsettle, upset, weaken

    Preposition:
    Confirm a statement by testimony; confirm a person in a belief.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. settle, setteeverb

    a long wooden bench with a back

    Synonyms:
    settee

  2. settle, settle downverb

    settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground

    "dust settled on the roofs"

    Synonyms:
    conciliate, square off, square up, adjudicate, ensconce, go down, get back, cool it, go under, locate, take root, chill out, cool off, determine, subside, finalize, resolve, sink, root, finalise, descend, nail down, simmer down, settle down, calm, steady down, make up, fall, patch up, reconcile, calm down, decide

  3. decide, settle, resolve, adjudicateverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    judge, descend, make up, patch up, nail down, sink, settle down, go down, square off, answer, solve, subside, root, determine, purpose, steady down, go under, conclude, reconcile, fall, finalise, ensconce, dissolve, get back, adjudicate, conciliate, make up one's mind, decide, square up, resolve, locate, break up, try, finalize, take root

  4. settle, square off, square up, determineverb

    settle conclusively; come to terms

    "We finally settled the argument"

    Synonyms:
    descend, shape, make up, patch up, nail down, sink, find, square, settle down, go down, square off, subside, regulate, root, determine, see, find out, steady down, go under, specify, reconcile, fall, finalise, ensconce, watch, define, get back, adjudicate, conciliate, even up, make up one's mind, decide, square up, set, resolve, locate, influence, limit, ascertain, learn, finalize, fix, jog, take root, mold, check

  5. settle, locateverb

    take up residence and become established

    "The immigrants settled in the Midwest"

    Synonyms:
    conciliate, square off, square up, adjudicate, ensconce, go down, get back, place, go under, situate, locate, take root, determine, site, subside, finalize, resolve, sink, root, finalise, descend, nail down, turn up, settle down, steady down, make up, fall, patch up, reconcile, decide

  6. reconcile, patch up, make up, conciliate, settleverb

    come to terms

    "After some discussion we finally made up"

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, root, even off, appease, square up, placate, make up, compensate, patch up, mollify, nail down, gentle, resign, settle down, even out, fabricate, square off, gruntle, subside, make, pay, determine, be, patch, go under, go down, reconcile, fall, correct, invent, counterbalance, ensconce, sink, catch up with, manufacture, harmonise, steady down, get back, represent, adjudicate, assuage, conciliate, cook up, pacify, even up, comprise, decide, harmonize, take root, lenify, resolve, locate, descend, constitute, finalize, pay off, finalise, submit

  7. sink, settle, go down, go underverb

    go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"

    Synonyms:
    square up, dip, make up, patch up, nail down, drop down, sink, settle down, go down, square off, decline, lapse, slide down, descend, come down, root, determine, crash, steady down, go under, subside, reconcile, fall, finalise, ensconce, wane, get back, pass, bury, adjudicate, conciliate, decide, drop, resolve, locate, fall off, go by, set, finalize, slump, take root

  8. settle, root, take root, steady down, settle downverb

    become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style

    "He finally settled down"

    Synonyms:
    descend, calm, make up, cool it, patch up, cool off, calm down, nail down, sink, settle down, go down, square off, subside, root, determine, steady down, go under, reconcile, fall, finalise, ensconce, get back, adjudicate, conciliate, rout, decide, simmer down, square up, chill out, resolve, locate, finalize, rootle, take root

  9. settleverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    conciliate, square off, square up, adjudicate, ensconce, go down, get back, go under, locate, take root, determine, subside, finalize, resolve, sink, root, finalise, descend, nail down, settle down, steady down, make up, fall, patch up, reconcile, decide

  10. settleverb

    establish or develop as a residence

    "He settled the farm 200 years ago"; "This land was settled by Germans"

    Synonyms:
    conciliate, square off, square up, adjudicate, ensconce, go down, get back, go under, locate, take root, determine, subside, finalize, resolve, sink, root, finalise, descend, nail down, settle down, steady down, make up, fall, patch up, reconcile, decide

  11. settleverb

    come to rest

    Synonyms:
    conciliate, square off, square up, adjudicate, ensconce, go down, get back, go under, locate, take root, determine, subside, finalize, resolve, sink, root, finalise, descend, nail down, settle down, steady down, make up, fall, patch up, reconcile, decide

  12. settleverb

    arrange or fix in the desired order

    "She settled the teacart"

    Synonyms:
    conciliate, square off, square up, adjudicate, ensconce, go down, get back, go under, locate, take root, determine, subside, finalize, resolve, sink, root, finalise, descend, nail down, settle down, steady down, make up, fall, patch up, reconcile, decide

  13. settleverb

    accept despite lack of complete satisfaction

    "We settled for a lower price"

    Synonyms:
    conciliate, square off, square up, adjudicate, ensconce, go down, get back, go under, locate, take root, determine, subside, finalize, resolve, sink, root, finalise, descend, nail down, settle down, steady down, make up, fall, patch up, reconcile, decide

  14. settleverb

    end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement

    "The two parties finally settled"

    Synonyms:
    conciliate, square off, square up, adjudicate, ensconce, go down, get back, go under, locate, take root, determine, subside, finalize, resolve, sink, root, finalise, descend, nail down, settle down, steady down, make up, fall, patch up, reconcile, decide

  15. settleverb

    dispose of; make a financial settlement

    Synonyms:
    conciliate, square off, square up, adjudicate, ensconce, go down, get back, go under, locate, take root, determine, subside, finalize, resolve, sink, root, finalise, descend, nail down, settle down, steady down, make up, fall, patch up, reconcile, decide

  16. settleverb

    become clear by the sinking of particles

    "the liquid gradually settled"

    Synonyms:
    conciliate, square off, square up, adjudicate, ensconce, go down, get back, go under, locate, take root, determine, subside, finalize, resolve, sink, root, finalise, descend, nail down, settle down, steady down, make up, fall, patch up, reconcile, decide

  17. settleverb

    cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids)

    Synonyms:
    conciliate, square off, square up, adjudicate, ensconce, go down, get back, go under, locate, take root, determine, subside, finalize, resolve, sink, root, finalise, descend, nail down, settle down, steady down, make up, fall, patch up, reconcile, decide

  18. subside, settleverb

    sink down or precipitate

    "the mud subsides when the waters become calm"

    Synonyms:
    conciliate, square off, square up, adjudicate, ensconce, go down, get back, go under, locate, take root, determine, subside, finalize, resolve, sink, root, finalise, descend, nail down, settle down, steady down, make up, fall, patch up, reconcile, lessen, decide

  19. ensconce, settleverb

    fix firmly

    "He ensconced himself in the chair"

    Synonyms:
    conciliate, square off, square up, adjudicate, ensconce, go down, get back, go under, locate, take root, determine, subside, finalize, resolve, sink, root, finalise, descend, nail down, settle down, steady down, make up, fall, patch up, reconcile, decide

  20. settle, get backverb

    get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury

    "I finally settled with my old enemy"

    Synonyms:
    conciliate, square off, square up, adjudicate, ensconce, go down, get back, win back, go under, locate, take root, get even, determine, subside, finalize, resolve, sink, root, finalise, descend, nail down, settle down, steady down, make up, fall, patch up, reconcile, decide

  21. finalize, finalise, settle, nail downverb

    make final; put the last touches on; put into final form

    "let's finalize the proposal"

    Synonyms:
    descend, narrow, make up, nail, patch up, nail down, sink, settle down, go down, square off, subside, root, determine, steady down, go under, specify, reconcile, fall, finalise, ensconce, get back, adjudicate, conciliate, decide, peg, square up, resolve, locate, finalize, pin down, peg down, narrow down, take root

  22. settleverb

    form a community

    "The Swedes settled in Minnesota"

    Synonyms:
    conciliate, square off, square up, adjudicate, ensconce, go down, get back, go under, locate, take root, determine, subside, finalize, resolve, sink, root, finalise, descend, nail down, settle down, steady down, make up, fall, patch up, reconcile, decide

  23. fall, descend, settleverb

    come as if by falling

    "Night fell"; "Silence fell"

    Synonyms:
    descend, fall down, lessen, deign, decrease, make up, patch up, return, sink, settle down, go down, square off, flow, precipitate, strike, subside, come down, root, determine, devolve, steady down, go under, reconcile, fall, finalise, ensconce, get back, pass, conciliate, shine, adjudicate, accrue, decide, diminish, derive, square up, hang, resolve, locate, come, nail down, condescend, finalize, light, take root

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. settleverb

    Synonyms:
    fix, establish, institute, ordain, appoint, confirm, make permanent

  2. settleverb

    Synonyms:
    decide, determine, make clear, free from doubt

  3. settleverb

    Synonyms:
    adjust, reconcile, regulate, arrange, make up

  4. settleverb

    Synonyms:
    compress, make close or compact

  5. settleverb

    Synonyms:
    colonize, people, plant, found

  6. settleverb

    Synonyms:
    liquidate, pay, discharge, close up

  7. settleverb

    Synonyms:
    [U. S.] ordain as pastor

  8. settleverb

    Synonyms:
    clarify, free from dregs or impurities

  9. settleverb

    Synonyms:
    compose, quiet, tranquillize, calm, pacify

  10. settleverb

    Synonyms:
    subside, sink, fall

  11. settleverb

    Synonyms:
    rest, repose, be quiet, be tranquil, be composed

  12. settleverb

    Synonyms:
    dwell, abide, inhabit, reside, plant one's self, get a footing, get established, be stationary

  13. settleverb

    Synonyms:
    account, reckon, pay the bill, square accounts, strike a balance, quit scores, satisfy all demands, PAY UP

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. settleverb

    Synonyms:
    fix, establish, ordain, install, adjust, determine, decide, sink, subside, fall, precipitate, quiet, calm, pacify, tranquillize, colonize, people

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. SETTLE

    Synonyms:
    Spindle epithelial tumour with thymus like differentiation

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How to use settle in a sentence?

  1. Mohammad Saiful Islam:

    Discussions are going on to settle the details of the plants.

  2. Mayor James Knowles:

    There are a lot of things in that report that are very troubling and need to be addressed, but there are also things that are an overreach, our hope is those negotiations lead to mutual satisfaction. But if we cannot come to terms... we are not going to settle.

  3. Ryan Williams:

    We're still in the first 100 days, so it's early. I think he's starting to settle, it's such an unconventional presidency, and the first three-four weeks were such a shock to everybody, because he doesn't operate like a traditional politician.

  4. Wayne Dolcefino:

    This is a manufactured crisis. The school board has actually created racial divisions that did not exist before, they tore apart neighborhoods to settle old historical scores to gain political brownie points. Congratulations.

  5. James Madison:

    When we are considering the advantages that may result from an easy mode of naturalization, we ought also to consider the cautions necessary to guard against abuses. It is no doubt very desirable that we should hold out as many inducements as possible for the worthy part of mankind to come and settle amongst us, and throw their fortunes into a common lot with ours. But why is this desirable? Not merely to swell the catalogue of people. No, sir, it is to increase the wealth and strength of the community; and those who acquire the rights of citizenship without adding to the strength or wealth of the community are not the people we are in want of … I should be exceedingly sorry, sir, that our rule of naturalization excluded a single person of good fame that really meant to incorporate himself into our society; on the other hand, I do not wish that any man should acquire the privilege, but such as would be a real addition to the wealth or strength of the United States.


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