Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb settle_down

3 senses of settle down

Sense 1
settle, settle down -- (settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground; "dust settled on the roofs")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

Sense 2
settle, root, take root, steady down, settle down -- (become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; "He finally settled down")
       => stabilize, stabilise -- (become stable or more stable; "The economy stabilized")

Sense 3
calm, calm down, cool off, chill out, simmer down, settle down, cool it -- (become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation; "After the fight both men need to cool off."; "It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again.")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

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