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settle
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 25
1. A seat of any kind.
6. To cause to be no longer in a disturbed condition; to render quiet; to still; to calm; to compose.
7. 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.
8. To adjust, as something in discussion; to make up; to compose; to pacify; as, to settle a quarrel.
9. To adjust, as accounts; to liquidate; to balance; as, to settle an account.
10. Hence, to pay; as, to settle a bill.
11. To plant with inhabitants; to colonize; to people; as, the French first settled Canada; the Puritans settled New England; Plymouth was settled in 1620.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. To determine, as something which is exposed to doubt or question; to free from unscertainty 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.
Part of Speech: verb
2. To fix one's residence; to establish a dwelling place or home; as, the Saxons who settled in Britain.
4. To be established in an employment or profession; as, to settle in the practice of law.
7. To sink to the bottom; to fall to the bottom, as dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reserveir.
8. To sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, as the foundation of a house, etc.
10. To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement; as, he has settled with his creditors.
11. To make a jointure for a wife.
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