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Definition of Settle

Settle

  1. A seat of any kind.
  2. A bench; especially, a bench with a high back.
  3. A place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. To cause to be no longer in a disturbed condition; to render quiet; to still; to calm; to compose.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. To adjust, as something in discussion; to make up; to compose; to pacify; as, to settle a quarrel.
  12. To adjust, as accounts; to liquidate; to balance; as, to settle an account.
  13. Hence, to pay; as, to settle a bill.
  14. To plant with inhabitants; to colonize; to people; as, the French first settled Canada; the Puritans settled New England; Plymouth was settled in 1620.
  15. 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.
  16. To fix one's residence; to establish a dwelling place or home; as, the Saxons who settled in Britain.
  17. To enter into the married state, or the state of a householder.
  18. To be established in an employment or profession; as, to settle in the practice of law.
  19. 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.
  20. To become clear after being turbid or obscure; to clarify by depositing matter held in suspension; as, the weather settled; wine settles by standing.
  21. To sink to the bottom; to fall to the bottom, as dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reserveir.
  22. To sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, as the foundation of a house, etc.
  23. To become calm; to cease from agitation.
  24. To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement; as, he has settled with his creditors.
  25. To make a jointure for a wife.

Settle Quotations

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
Steve Jobs

I think happiness is a choice. If you feel yourself being happy and can settle in to the life choices you make, then it's great. It's really, really great. I swear to God, happiness is the best makeup.
Drew Barrymore

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Jim Rohn

Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life.
John F. Kennedy

You can't keep changing men, so you settle for changing your lipstick.
Heather Locklear
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Settle Translations

settle in Dutch is afhandelen, afdoen
settle in German is sich niederlassen, abmachen, Bank
settle in Italian is fissare, liquidare
settle in Latin is constituo, consido, exigo, certo, subsido, condico
settle in Spanish is domiciliar, solventar
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