Settle in a sentence

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Definition of Settle

  • A bench; especially, a bench with a high back.
  • A place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To cause to be no longer in a disturbed condition; to render quiet; to still; to calm; to compose.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To adjust, as something in discussion; to make up; to compose; to pacify; as, to settle a quarrel.
  • To adjust, as accounts; to liquidate; to balance; as, to settle an account.
  • Hence, to pay; as, to settle a bill.
  • To plant with inhabitants; to colonize; to people; as, the French first settled Canada; the Puritans settled New England; Plymouth was settled in 1620.
  • 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.
  • To fix one's residence; to establish a dwelling place or home; as, the Saxons who settled in Britain.
  • To enter into the married state, or the state of a householder.
  • To be established in an employment or profession; as, to settle in the practice of law.
  • 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.
  • To become clear after being turbid or obscure; to clarify by depositing matter held in suspension; as, the weather settled; wine settles by standing.
  • To sink to the bottom; to fall to the bottom, as dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reserveir.
  • To sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, as the foundation of a house, etc.
  • To become calm; to cease from agitation.
  • To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement; as, he has settled with his creditors.
  • To make a jointure for a wife.
  • a long wooden bench with a back
  • come as if by falling
  • take up residence and become established
  • form a community
  • become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
  • make final; put the last touches on; put into final form
  • establish or develop as a residence
  • become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet
  • bring to an end; settle conclusively
  • settle conclusively; come to terms
  • end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement
  • come to terms
  • accept despite lack of complete satisfaction
  • get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury
  • arrange or fix in the desired order
  • fix firmly
  • sink down or precipitate
  • cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids)
  • become clear by the sinking of particles
  • come to rest
  • settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
  • go under
  • dispose of; make a financial settlement

How to use settle in a sentence. Settle pronunciation.

I shall settle it easy enough.
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I leave you to settle the account with him at another day.
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In order to settle the matter he conceived the idea of addressing himself to me, entreating me to present his petition at an opportune moment.
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She was a widow, she said, and had lived mostly abroad for a great many years; now she was come back to settle in England.
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That settles the question, if the portrait is authentic, which I see no reason to doubt, and the lady's hair undyed, which is perhaps less certain.
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So she continued more cheerfully: "And see, Monsieur, how this will settle everything.
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Other travellers, when they have visited some distant corner-forgetting for a while their families, their duties, and their homes-return and settle down again.
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The projector of an enterprise had better go straight to the one who has the necessary authority to order what is wanted; if access to him can be had, and he can be brought to recognize the merits of the plan-that settles it; if not-that also settles it.
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A ball struck a limber-chest; a man lying on his face in the road, during a momentary pause of one of the companies, was perforated from head to foot: he never moved-just continued to lie there; the flies began to buzz around the spot and settle on the clotted blood, that poured out from the fractured skull, in the dust of the road.
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One instant genial smiles overspread his expressive countenance, whereon the faintest emotion writes its legend with instantaneous and responsive touch; the next, on occasion, a Jove-like sternness settles on his face, and, with a facility of expression bewildering to less gifted tongues, scathing invective, cutting sarcasm, or bitter irony impress upon an offender the gravity of a breach of discipline.
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There was much to be done, and all were eager to settle their home and to begin the fascinating life that was before them, a life that not one of the girls had ever before enjoyed.
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Don't forget that we've got to settle the house in the morning.
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Either we must settle him or he will do us some injury.
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I can see it all, dear man that you are, thinking you could settle everything, and that I would return to Ireland to teach barefooted little children their Catechism and their A, B, C. How often has the phrase been used in our letters!
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But the merchants declined to make the loan, saying: "We can not take the land (in Georgia) as surety, for it is not yet settled, and no man would give us a doit for it; the personal security (of the emigrants) is also not sufficient, for they might all die on the sea or in Georgia,-there is danger of it, for the land is warmer than Europeans can bear, and many who have moved thither have died; if they settle on the land and then die the land reverts to the Trustees, so we would lose all; and the six per cent interest offered is not enough, for the money applied to business would yield twenty per cent.
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The protest of Bolzius was only a part of the general Salzburger opposition, and to avoid friction in Georgia, Zinzendorf had particularly recommended that the Moravians settle in a village apart by themselves, where they could "lead godly lives, patterned after the writings and customs of the apostles," without giving offense to any; and he promised, for the same reason, that as soon as they were established he would send them a regularly ordained minister, although laymen were doing missionary work in other fields.
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It was contrary to the custom of the Trustees to grant lands to any who did not come in person to apply for them and declare their intention of going to Georgia to settle, but Oglethorpe's argument that the high rank of Count Zinzendorf was entitled to consideration was accepted and five hundred acres of land were granted to the Count and his male heirs.
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There Michael married, and returned to America in May, 1749, as one of the large company which came to settle in Bethlehem, where he died in 1783.
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Dr. Muehlenberg, "the father of Lutheranism in Pennsylvania", had come to settle the difficulties, and heard with much displeasure of the plan to have the Moravians preach at Goshen.
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There is no possible way to settle that question.
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Examples of Settle

Example #1
I shall write at once to the old man and tell him I'm getting on so nicely in every way that I couldn't dream of leaving you.
Example #2
Emmeline and her husband held a council that night, and resolved that, whatever the issue of Louise's appeal to her stepfather, this was a very good opportunity for getting rid of their guest.
Example #3
Jesus will not fail me.
Example #4
A young minister and his wife were sent on to their first charge in Vermont about the year 1846.
Example #5
I did this, and had the happiness to succeed; and in consequence M. Lemarrois obtained an audience with such gratifying results that a short time after he obtained the governorship of Magdeburg.
Example #6
General Lemarrois, one of the oldest of his Majesty's aides-de-camp, a soldier of well-known courage, who won all hearts by his excellent qualities, was for some time out of favor with the Emperor, and several times endeavored to obtain an audience with him; but whether it was that the request was not made known to his Majesty, or he did not wish to reply, M. Lemarrois received no answer.