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Synonyms of settling

Noun


1. settling, subsiding, subsidence, sinking

usage: a gradual sinking to a lower level

Verb


1. settle, settle down, put, set, place, pose, position, lay

usage: settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground; "dust settled on the roofs"

2. decide, settle, resolve, adjudicate, end, terminate

usage: 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"

3. settle, square off, square up, determine, conclude, resolve

usage: settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument"

4. settle, locate

usage: take up residence and become established; "The immigrants settled in the Midwest"

5. reconcile, patch up, make up, conciliate, settle, agree, hold, concur, concord

usage: come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up"

6. sink, settle, go down, go under, descend, fall, go down, come down

usage: go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"

7. settle, root, take root, steady down, settle down, stabilize, stabilise

usage: become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; "He finally settled down"

8. settle, become, go, get

usage: 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"

9. settle, build up, develop

usage: establish or develop as a residence; "He settled the farm 200 years ago"; "This land was settled by Germans"

10. settle, stop, halt

usage: come to rest

11. settle, arrange, set up

usage: arrange or fix in the desired order; "She settled the teacart"

12. settle, accept, consent, go for

usage: accept despite lack of complete satisfaction; "We settled for a lower price"

13. settle, agree, hold, concur, concord

usage: end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement; "The two parties finally settled"

14. settle, arrange, fix up

usage: dispose of; make a financial settlement

15. settle, change

usage: become clear by the sinking of particles; "the liquid gradually settled"

16. settle, sink

usage: cause to become clear by forming a sediment (of liquids)

17. subside, settle, sink, settle, go down, go under

usage: sink down or precipitate; "the mud subsides when the waters become calm"

18. ensconce, settle, put, set, place, pose, position, lay

usage: fix firmly; "He ensconced himself in the chair"

19. settle, get back, contend, fight, struggle

usage: get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury; "I finally settled with my old enemy"

20. finalize, finalise, settle, nail down, end, terminate

usage: make final; put the last touches on; put into final form; "let's finalize the proposal"

21. settle

usage: form a community; "The Swedes settled in Minnesota"

22. fall, descend, settle, come

usage: come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell"

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