- 1to resolve or reach an agreement about something
- 2to establish a home or residence
- 3to calm down or become quiet
Using settle: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "settle" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
We need to settle this dispute before it gets out of hand.
After years of traveling, she finally settled in a small town in Italy.
The baby finally settled down and fell asleep.
settle Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using settle
The issue of who will inherit the family business is a settled question.
The boxer was determined to settle his opponent's hash in the ring.
He was determined to settle the score with his former business partner.
Phrases with settle
I really wanted the blue dress, but I had to settle for the green one.
It took a few weeks, but we finally settled in to our new apartment.
to pay what is owed or to come to a final agreement or resolution
Before we leave, we need to settle up with the restaurant for our meal.
Origins of settle
from Old English 'setlan', meaning 'to place, put'
Summary: settle in Brief
The verb 'settle' [ˈsɛtl] has multiple meanings, including resolving or reaching an agreement, establishing a home or residence, and calming down. It can be used in phrases like 'settle for,' 'settle in,' and 'settle up,' and idioms like 'a settled question,' 'settle someone's hash,' and 'settle the score.'