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I'll settle for successful during my lifetime because at least I can be conscious of the delusion that it means something.
Claire Cameron

Meaning of "settle" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SETTLE

Old English setlan; related to Dutch zetelen.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SETTLE

settle  [ˈsɛtəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SETTLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Settle is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb settle in English.

WHAT DOES SETTLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

settle

Settle

Coordinates: 54°04′20″N 2°16′55″W / 54.07213°N 2.28189°W / 54.07213; -2.28189 Settle is a small market town and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is served by Settle railway station located near the town centre, and Giggleswick railway station which is a mile away. It is 29 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport. The main road through Settle is the B6480, which links to the A65, connecting Settle to Skipton and Kendal. The town has a population of 2,421 according to the 2001 Census.

Definition of settle in the English dictionary

The first definition of settle in the dictionary is to put in order; arrange in a desired state or condition. Other definition of settle is to arrange or be arranged in a fixed or comfortable position. Settle is also to come to rest or a halt.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SETTLE

PRESENT

Present
I settle
you settle
he/she/it settles
we settle
you settle
they settle
Present continuous
I am settling
you are settling
he/she/it is settling
we are settling
you are settling
they are settling
Present perfect
I have settled
you have settled
he/she/it has settled
we have settled
you have settled
they have settled
Present perfect continuous
I have been settling
you have been settling
he/she/it has been settling
we have been settling
you have been settling
they have been settling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I settled
you settled
he/she/it settled
we settled
you settled
they settled
Past continuous
I was settling
you were settling
he/she/it was settling
we were settling
you were settling
they were settling
Past perfect
I had settled
you had settled
he/she/it had settled
we had settled
you had settled
they had settled
Past perfect continuous
I had been settling
you had been settling
he/she/it had been settling
we had been settling
you had been settling
they had been settling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will settle
you will settle
he/she/it will settle
we will settle
you will settle
they will settle
Future continuous
I will be settling
you will be settling
he/she/it will be settling
we will be settling
you will be settling
they will be settling
Future perfect
I will have settled
you will have settled
he/she/it will have settled
we will have settled
you will have settled
they will have settled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been settling
you will have been settling
he/she/it will have been settling
we will have been settling
you will have been settling
they will have been settling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would settle
you would settle
he/she/it would settle
we would settle
you would settle
they would settle
Conditional continuous
I would be settling
you would be settling
he/she/it would be settling
we would be settling
you would be settling
they would be settling
Conditional perfect
I would have settle
you would have settle
he/she/it would have settle
we would have settle
you would have settle
they would have settle
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been settling
you would have been settling
he/she/it would have been settling
we would have been settling
you would have been settling
they would have been settling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you settle
we let´s settle
you settle
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to settle
Past participle
settled
Present Participle
settling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SETTLE


abettal
əˈbɛtəl
fettle
ˈfɛtəl
gunmetal
ˈɡʌnˌmɛtəl
heavy-metal
ˈhɛvɪˈmɛtəl
kettle
ˈkɛtəl
metal
ˈmɛtəl
mettle
ˈmɛtəl
nettle
ˈnɛtəl
nonmetal
nɒnˈmɛtəl
nu-metal
ˌnjuːˈmɛtəl
petal
ˈpɛtəl
presettle
priːˈsɛtəl
prometal
prəʊˈmɛtəl
resettle
riːˈsɛtəl
shtetel
ˈʃtɛtəl
teakettle
ˈtiːˌkɛtəl
unsettle
ʌnˈsɛtəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SETTLE

setting
setting lotion
setting rule
setting-up
setting-up exercises
settle a score
settle accounts with
settle down
settle for
settle in
settle someone´s hash
settle with
settleable
settled
settledness
settlement
settler
settler´s clock
settlings
settlor

WORDS THAT END LIKE SETTLE

bottle
cattle
dead-nettle
ettle
fish kettle
grasp the nettle
hemp nettle
horse nettle
little
not a little
on one´s mettle
pettle
quite a little
rattle
Seattle
shuttle
stinging nettle
the bottle
throttle
water bottle

Synonyms and antonyms of settle in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SETTLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «settle» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of settle

Translation of «settle» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SETTLE

Find out the translation of settle to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of settle from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «settle» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

解决
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

arreglar
570 millions of speakers

English

settle
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बसा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَحِلُّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

урегулировать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

resolver
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বসতি স্থাপন করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

régler
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Selesaikan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

regeln
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

解決する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Settle
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giải quyết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குடியேற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्थायिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yerleşmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

risolvere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

osiąść
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вирішувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

soluționa
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

διευθετώ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skik
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

klara upp
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

legge til rette
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of settle

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SETTLE»

The term «settle» is very widely used and occupies the 9.974 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SETTLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about settle

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10 QUOTES WITH «SETTLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word settle.
1
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
I think everyone must settle for what is in the parameter of their own rights. No one must have an evil intention toward the territorial benefit or integrity of other nations.
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Marion Bartoli
There is so many things to do in life rather than playing tennis, so I'm sure I will find something. I just need a bit of time to kind of settle down.
3
Halle Berry
I'm not done with love, but I refuse to settle.
4
Douglas Booth
It's better to think of life as a proper journey with a beginning and an end. Maybe, I can settle for being immortalised on screen.
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Claire Cameron
I'll settle for successful during my lifetime because at least I can be conscious of the delusion that it means something.
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Jonathan Coe
I have two ideas for novels at the moment, neither of them all that conventional, but I'm not ready to choose between them yet, let alone settle down to the process of writing.
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Stafford Cripps
Gandhi has asked that the British Government should walk out of India and leave the Indian people to settle differences among themselves, even if it means chaos and confusion.
8
Blythe Danner
Whether you're on TV or on the stage, you have to work hard to stay fresh, real, and full of energy. You can't settle back. You always have to stay on your toes.
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Arnaud Desplechin
Each time I'm starting to work on a film, even if I love to settle the plot in the real world, I start to think about the plot as a fairy tale, or a dream, or a nightmare... As if it was the best way to tell the truth about characters or narration, instead of realism.
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Colman Domingo
I am proud being an artist who takes risks, who would walk off a cliff artistically. I won't settle for commercial reasons.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SETTLE»

Discover the use of settle in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to settle and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Probate and Settle an Estate in Florida
"Their legal survival guides are dynamite and very readable." - Small Business Opportunities "Explaining the way the law works." - Daily Herald "Sphinx [legal guides] are staples of legal how-to collections." - Library Journal
Gudrun M. Nickel, 2006
2
Handbook of instrumental techniques for analytical chemistry
With this handbook, these users can find information about the most common analytical chemical techniques in an understandable form, simplifying decisions about which analytical techniques can provide the information they are seeking on ...
Frank A. Settle, 1997
3
How to Settle an Estate
Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest tax codes, the third edition of How to Settle an Estate is the essential step-by-step guide to lead readers through the complex and daunting process of settling an estate.
Charles K. Plotnick, Stephen R. Leimberg, 2002
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Settle Down / Be Real
Presents two stories of life at Lockwood High School in which cheerleader Eva Blount gets in over her head when she meets Rico, and Landon's past catches up with him and his world crashes down around him.
Stephanie Perry Moore, 2012
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Saddles and Spurs: The Pony Express Saga
While undertaking their exhaustive research, the authors collected some three hundred photographs, of which more than fifty of the best appear in this volume.
Raymond W. Settle, 1955
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Settle Conflicts Right Now!: A Step-by-Step Guide for K-6 ...
Highlights of this guide include step-by-step instructions for making and using a Conflict Resolution Center in the classroom.
Jan L. Osier, Harold P. Fox, 2001
7
Ask for May, settle for June
This collection of Doonesbury cartoons examines the arrival of the Reagan administration and witnesses Zonker's retirement from professional tanning and the marriage of Rick and Joanie
G. B. Trudeau, 1982
8
Addie
The multi-award-winning author of The Beulah Quintet recounts her childhood in the Kahawha Valley of West Virginia in the aftermath of World War I, her experiences during the Great Depression, and her discovery of literature and music. UP.
Mary Lee Settle, 1998
9
Having Sex, Wanting Intimacy: Why Women Settle for One-sided ...
Shows women how to break the cycle of sex-only relationships and find a partner who will commit to a loving union.
Jill P. Weber, 2013
10
Night-Night: Settle-Down Activities for Easy Bedtimes
Night-Night not only offers creative solutions to the challenges of bedtime but also gives parents unique and enjoyable ways to foster closer relationships with their children.
Cynthia MacGregor, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SETTLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term settle is used in the context of the following news items.
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Mead Johnson paying $12M to settle U.S. bribery charges
Mead Johnson has agreed to pay $12 million to settle federal civil charges that its Chinese subsidiary bribed hospital professionals to recommend its infant ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
2
VMware will pay the government $75.5 million to settle an …
VMware and one of its reseller partners will pay $75.5 million settlement to the General Services Administration (GSA) to settle a lawsuit alleging that the ... «Business Insider, Jun 15»
3
Lyft Agrees to Settle New York Complaint
Ride-sharing app Lyft Inc. has agreed to pay $300,000 in penalties to New York state and require its drivers to carry insurance by a state-authorized insurer, ... «Wall Street Journal, Jun 15»
4
Report: Connecticut City's Insurer Paid $30K to Settle Ebola Fear …
The insurance carrier for a Connecticut city paid $30,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a third-grader who was barred from school for several days ... «Insurance Journal, Jun 15»
5
HP to pay $100m to settle lawsuit with shareholders
Technology giant Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay $100m (£65m) to some of its shareholders to settle a claim over its ill-fated acquisition of Autonomy. «BBC News, Jun 15»
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Office Depot to pay $3.4 million to settle charges regarding 'faulty …
The CPSC charged the Boca Raton-based retailer (Nasdaq: ODP) with "knowingly" failing to report defects in two models of its office chairs. Federal law requires ... «South Florida Business Journal, May 15»
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T-Mobile targets Verizon customers with "Never Settle Trial" - Offers …
Verizon's made a big push and spent a ton of cash on its Never Settle marketing campaign. T-Mobile, in the early hours of this morning, has responded with its ... «TmoNews, May 15»
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DaVita will pay $495 million to settle Atlanta whistle-blower case
DaVita HealthCare Partners said Monday it will pay up to $495 million to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit accusing the Denver company of defrauding the federal ... «The Denver Post, May 15»
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Sprint to pay $15.5 million to settle wiretap overcharging case
Sprint on Thursday agreed to pay federal government $15.5 million to resolve allegations that it overcharged for carrying out court-ordered wiretaps, according ... «Los Angeles Times, Apr 15»
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Monsanto Will Pay $350K to Settle More GM Wheat Lawsuits
Genetically-modified food giant Monsanto said it will pay about $350,000 to settle class action lawsuits brought by farmers in seven states over tainted wheat. «NBCNews.com, Mar 15»

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