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

22 senses of settle

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
decide, settle, resolve, adjudicate -- (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")
       => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")

Sense 3
settle, square off, square up, determine -- (settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument")
       => conclude, resolve -- (reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation)

Sense 4
settle, locate -- (take up residence and become established; "The immigrants settled in the Midwest")

Sense 5
reconcile, patch up, make up, conciliate, settle -- (come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up")
       => agree, hold, concur, concord -- (be in accord; be in agreement; "We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point")

Sense 6
sink, settle, go down, go under -- (go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned")
       => descend, fall, go down, come down -- (move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again")

Sense 7
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 8
settle -- (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")
       => become, go, get -- (enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!")

Sense 9
settle -- (establish or develop as a residence; "He settled the farm 200 years ago"; "This land was settled by Germans")
       => build up, develop -- (change the use of and make available or usable; "develop land"; "The country developed its natural resources"; "The remote areas of the country were gradually built up")

Sense 10
settle -- (come to rest)
       => stop, halt -- (come to a halt, stop moving; "the car stopped"; "She stopped in front of a store window")

Sense 11
settle -- (arrange or fix in the desired order; "She settled the teacart")
       => arrange, set up -- (put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order")

Sense 12
settle -- (accept despite lack of complete satisfaction; "We settled for a lower price")
       => accept, consent, go for -- (give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to; "I cannot accept your invitation"; "I go for this resolution")

Sense 13
settle -- (end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement; "The two parties finally settled")
       => agree, hold, concur, concord -- (be in accord; be in agreement; "We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point")

Sense 14
settle -- (dispose of; make a financial settlement)
       => arrange, fix up -- (make arrangements for; "Can you arrange a meeting with the President?")

Sense 15
settle -- (become clear by the sinking of particles; "the liquid gradually settled")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 16
settle -- (cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids))
       => sink -- (cause to sink; "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor")

Sense 17
subside, settle -- (sink down or precipitate; "the mud subsides when the waters become calm")
       => sink, settle, go down, go under -- (go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned")

Sense 18
ensconce, settle -- (fix firmly; "He ensconced himself in the chair")
       => 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 19
settle, get back -- (get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury; "I finally settled with my old enemy")
       => contend, fight, struggle -- (be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country")

Sense 20
finalize, finalise, settle, nail down -- (make final; put the last touches on; put into final form; "let's finalize the proposal")
       => end, terminate -- (bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime"; "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I")
          Phrasal Verb-> settle on#1

Sense 21
settle -- (form a community; "The Swedes settled in Minnesota")

Sense 22
fall, descend, settle -- (come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell")
       => come -- (come to pass; arrive, as in due course; "The first success came three days later"; "It came as a shock"; "Dawn comes early in June")

Antonyms of adj settled

4 senses of settled

Sense 1
settled (vs. unsettled) -- (established or decided beyond dispute or doubt; "with details of the wedding settled she could now sleep at night")

unsettled (vs. settled) -- (still in doubt; "an unsettled issue"; "an unsettled state of mind")
        => doubtful, tentative -- (unsettled in mind or opinion; "drew a few tentative conclusions")
        => open, undecided, undetermined, unresolved -- (not brought to a conclusion; subject to further thought; "an open question"; "our position on this bill is still undecided"; "our lawsuit is still undetermined")

Sense 2
settled (vs. unsettled) -- (established in a desired position or place; not moving about; "nomads...absorbed among the settled people"; "settled areas"; "I don't feel entirely settled here"; "the advent of settled civilization")

unsettled (vs. settled) -- (not settled or established; "an unsettled lifestyle")
        => aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond, vagrant -- (continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another; "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties")
        => erratic, planetary, wandering -- (having no fixed course; "an erratic comet"; "his life followed a wandering course"; "a planetary vagabond")
        => homeless, stateless -- (without nationality or citizenship; "stateless persons")
        => migrant, migratory -- (habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work; "appalled by the social conditions of migrant life"; "migratory workers")
        => mobile, nomadic, peregrine, roving, wandering -- (migratory; "a restless mobile society"; "the nomadic habits of the Bedouins"; "believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future"; "wandering tribes")
        => peripatetic, wayfaring -- (traveling especially on foot; "peripatetic country preachers"; "a poor wayfaring stranger")
        => itinerant -- (traveling from place to place to work; "itinerant labor"; "an itinerant judge")
        => rootless, vagabond -- (wandering aimlessly without ties to a place or community; "led a vagabond life"; "a rootless wanderer")
        => unlocated -- (lacking a particular location)

Sense 3
colonized, colonised, settled -- (inhabited by colonists)

INDIRECT (VIA inhabited) -> uninhabited -- (not having inhabitants; not lived in; "an uninhabited island"; "gaping doors of uninhabited houses")

Sense 4
settled -- (not changeable; "a period of settled weather")

INDIRECT (VIA calm) -> stormy -- ((especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion; "a stormy day"; "wide and stormy seas")

Similarity of adj settled

4 senses of settled

Sense 1
settled (vs. unsettled) -- (established or decided beyond dispute or doubt; "with details of the wedding settled she could now sleep at night")
       => accomplished, effected, established -- (settled securely and unconditionally; "that smoking causes health problems is an accomplished fact")
       => appointed, decreed, ordained, prescribed -- (fixed or established especially by order or command; "at the time appointed (or the appointed time"))
       => determined, dictated, set -- (determined or decided upon as by an authority; "date and place are already determined"; "the dictated terms of surrender"; "the time set for the launching")
       => deterministic -- (an inevitable consequence of antecedent sufficient causes)
       => firm -- (not subject to revision or change; "a firm contract"; "a firm offer")
       => preconcerted -- (previously arranged or agreed on; "following preconcerted plans")

Sense 2
settled (vs. unsettled) -- (established in a desired position or place; not moving about; "nomads...absorbed among the settled people"; "settled areas"; "I don't feel entirely settled here"; "the advent of settled civilization")
       => based -- (having a base of operations (often used as a combining form); "a locally based business"; "an Atlanta-based company"; "carrier-based planes")
       => built-up -- (peopled with settlers; "the built-up areas")
       => located, placed, set, situated -- (situated in a particular spot or position; "valuable centrally located urban land"; "strategically placed artillery"; "a house set on a hilltop"; "nicely situated on a quiet riverbank")
       => nonnomadic -- (not nomadic or wandering; "nonnomadic people")
       => relocated, resettled -- (settled in a new location)

Sense 3
colonized, colonised, settled -- (inhabited by colonists)
       => inhabited (vs. uninhabited) -- (having inhabitants; lived in; "the inhabited regions of the earth")

Sense 4
settled -- (not changeable; "a period of settled weather")
       => calm (vs. stormy) -- ((of weather) free from storm or wind; "calm seas")

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