Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: settle
IPA transcription: [s'ɛtəl]
Pronunciations of settle
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: settle, settee
    Meaning: a long wooden bench with a back
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: settle, settle_down
    Meaning: settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground; "dust settled on the roofs"
  • Synonyms: decide, settle, resolve, adjudicate
    Meaning: 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: settle, square_off, square_up, determine
    Meaning: settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument"
  • Synonyms: settle, locate
    Meaning: take up residence and become established; "The immigrants settled in the Midwest"
  • Synonyms: reconcile, patch_up, make_up, conciliate, settle
    Meaning: come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up"
  • Synonyms: sink, settle, go_down, go_under
    Meaning: go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
  • Synonyms: settle, root, take_root, steady_down, settle_down
    Meaning: become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; "He finally settled down"
  • Synonyms: settle
    Meaning: 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"
  • Synonyms: settle
    Meaning: establish or develop as a residence; "He settled the farm 200 years ago"; "This land was settled by Germans"
  • Synonyms: settle
    Meaning: come to rest
  • Synonyms: settle
    Meaning: arrange or fix in the desired order; "She settled the teacart"
  • Synonyms: settle
    Meaning: accept despite lack of complete satisfaction; "We settled for a lower price"
  • Synonyms: settle
    Meaning: end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement; "The two parties finally settled"
Usage examples
  • "You must settle near Fullerton.
  • 'But do you know how to settle him?
  • Settle that, and you settle the whole question.
  • But if he does there's no other way to settle it."
  • Let's find a spot we can defend and settle into it."
  • And David would settle back against a rock and watch.
  • I had my own business to settle with Katerina Ivanovna.
  • Well, well, we can settle this little matter between us.
  • I have really had too much to think about to settle this.
  • The next business was to settle who should carry the message.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording History of Earth, License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Fermi paradox, License CC BY-SA 4.0
2. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Jesus, License CC BY-SA 4.0
3. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Atlanta Nights, License CC BY-SA 4.0