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  1. [noun] a long wooden bench with a back
    Synonyms: settee

  2. [verb] settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground; "dust settled on the roofs"
    Synonyms: down

  3. [verb] 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: decide, resolve, adjudicate

  4. [verb] settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument"
    Synonyms: square off, square up, determine

  5. [verb] take up residence and become established; "The immigrants settled in the Midwest"
    Synonyms: locate

  6. [verb] come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up"
    Synonyms: reconcile, patch up, make up, conciliate

  7. [verb] go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
    Synonyms: sink, go down, go under

  8. [verb] become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; "He finally settled down"
    Synonyms: root, take root, steady down, down

  9. [verb] 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"

  10. [verb] establish or develop as a residence; "He settled the farm 200 years ago"; "This land was settled by Germans"

  11. [verb] come to rest

  12. [verb] become clear by the sinking of particles; "the liquid gradually settled"

  13. [verb] arrange or fix in the desired order; "She settled the teacart"

  14. [verb] accept despite complete satisfaction; "We settled for a lower price"

  15. [verb] end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement; "The two parties finally settled"

  16. [verb] dispose of; make a financial settlement

  17. [verb] cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids)

  18. [verb] sink down or precipitate; "the mud subsides when the waters become calm"
    Synonyms: subside

  19. [verb] fix firmly; "He ensconced himself in the chair"
    Synonyms: ensconce

  20. [verb] get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury; "I finally settled with my old enemy"
    Synonyms: get back

  21. [verb] make final; put the last touches on; put into final form; "let's finalize the proposal"
    Synonyms: finalize, finalise, nail down

  22. [verb] form a community; "The Swedes settled in Minnesota"

  23. [verb] come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell"
    Synonyms: fall, descend


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