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1 settle

A long wooden bench with a back.

synonym: settee.

Roget 215: support, ground, foundation, base, basis; terra firma; bearing, fulcrum, bait [U.S.], caudex crib; point d'appui [Fr.], pou sto [Gr.], purchase footing, hold, ... show more


1 settle

Settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground:
— Dust settled on the roofs.

synonym: settle down.

2 settle

Bring to an end; settle conclusively.

synonyms: adjudicate, decide, resolve.

Roget 480: judge, conclude; come to a conclusion, draw a conclusion, arrive at a conclusion; ascertain, determine, make up one's mind.    deduce, derive, gather, collect, draw an inference, ... show more

Roget 609: offers one's choice, set before; hold out the alternative, present the alternative, offer the alternative; put to the vote.    use option, use discretion, exercise option, exercise discretion, one's option; adopt, take up, embrace, ... show more

Dutch: overeenkomen, beslissen, beslechten

3 settle

Settle conclusively; come to terms:
— We finally settled the argument.

synonyms: determine, square off, square up.

Roget 600: will, list; see fit, think fit; determine etc. (resolve) 604; enjoin; settle etc. (choose) 609; ... show more

Dutch: schikken, vereffenen

4 settle

Take up residence and become established:
— The immigrants settled in the Midwest.

synonym: locate.

Dutch: neerstrijken, vestigen

5 settle

Come to terms.

synonyms: conciliate, make up, patch up, reconcile.

Dutch: goedmaken, verzoenen

6 settle

Go under.

synonyms: go down, go under, sink.

Roget 769: contract, covenant, agree for; engage etc. (promise) 768.    treat, negotiate, stipulate, make terms; bargain etc. (barter) ... show more

Roget 361: kill, put to death, slay, shed blood; murder, assassinate, butcher, slaughter, victimize, immolate; massacre; take away life, deprive of life; make away with, ... show more

Roget 60: reduce to order, bring into order; introduce order into; rally.    arrange, dispose, place, form; put in order, set in order, place in order; set out, collocate, pack, ... show more

Roget 807: pay, defray, make payment; paydown, pay on the nail, pay ready money, pay at sight, pay in advance; cash, honor a bill, acknowledge; redeem; pay in kind.    pay one's way, ... show more

Roget 306: descend; go down, drop down, come down; fall, gravitate, drop, slip, slide, rappel, settle; plunge, plummet, ... show more

Roget 781: retain, keep; hold fast one's own, hold tight one's own, hold fast one's ground, hold tight one's ground; clinch, clench, clutch, grasp, gripe, hug, have a firm hold of.    ... show more

Roget 731: succeed; be successful etc. adj.; gain one's end, gain one's ends; crown with success.    gain a point, attain a point, carry a point, secure a point, win a point, win an object; get there [U.S.]; ... show more

Roget 762: consent; assent etc. 488; yield assent, admit, allow, concede, grant, yield; come round, come over; give into, acknowledge, ... show more

Roget 265: be quiescent etc. adj.; stand still, lie still; keep quiet, repose, hold the breath.    remain, stay; stand, lie to, ride at anchor, remain in situ, ... show more

7 settle

Become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style:
— He finally settled down.

synonyms: root, settle down, steady down, take root.

Roget 150: be firm etc. adj.; stick fast; stand firm, keep firm, remain firm; weather the storm, stay the course, stick to the course, keep the faith, don't give in, don't buckle under.    settle, ... show more

Roget 184: place, situate, locate, localize, make a place for, put, lay, set, seat, station, lodge, quarter, post, install; ... show more

Dutch: aarden

8 settle

Become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet.

9 settle

Establish or develop as a residence.

10 settle

Come to rest.

11 settle

Arrange or fix in the desired order.

12 settle

Accept despite lack of complete satisfaction.

13 settle

End a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement.

14 settle

Dispose of; make a financial settlement.

15 settle

Become clear by the sinking of particles.

16 settle

Cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids).

17 settle

Sink down or precipitate.

synonym: subside.

Dutch: inklinken

18 settle

Fix firmly.

synonym: ensconce.

Dutch: verschansen

19 settle

Get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury:
— I finally settled with my old enemy.

synonym: get back.

20 settle

Make final; put the last touches on; put into final form.

synonyms: finalise, finalize, nail down.

Dutch: afbouwen, afronden

21 settle

Form a community.

22 settle

Come as if by falling.

synonyms: descend, fall.

Moby thesaurus: KO, abalienate, abide, accommodate, accommodate with, accord, adapt, adapt to, adjust, adjust to, affirm, afford proof of, agree on, agree with, alien, alienate, alight, alight upon, allay, amortize ... show more.

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