settle

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. define, fix, confirm, appoint; agree upon; resolve, determine, decide, conclude; tranquilize, calm; reconcile, adjust, compose; discharge, square, pay, set at rest; place, establish; people, colonize, defeat, outwit; locate, settle down, take residence; sink, subside, sag, solidify; precipitate; alight; arrange, agree. See stability, agreement, payment, abode, certainty, descent.
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(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To decide]
Syn. decide, resolve, conclude; see decide .
2. [To prove]
Syn. establish, verify, make certain; see prove .
3. [To finish]
Syn. end, make an end of, complete; see achieve 1 .
4. [To sink]
Syn. descend, decline, fall; see sink 1 .
5. [To cause to sink]
Syn. submerge, submerse, plunge; see immerse 1 , sink 2 .
6. [To quiet]
Syn. calm, compose, pacify; see quiet 1 .
7. [To establish residence]
Syn. locate, lodge, become a citizen, reside, fix one's residence, abide, set up housekeeping, make one's home, establish a home, keep house; see also dwell .
8. [To take up sedentary life; often used with ""down'' ]
Syn. follow regular habits, live an orderly life, become conventional, follow convention, buy a house, marry, marry and settle down, raise a family, forsake one's wild ways, regulate one's life, get in a groove*, get in a rut*, lead a humdrum existence*, hang up one's hat*, clear the land*, mend one's fences*; see also improve 1 , 2 , live 4 .
9. [To satisfy a claim]
Syn. pay, compensate, make an adjustment, reach a compromise, make payment, arrange a settlement, get squared away, reconcile, resolve, rectify, pay damages, pay out, settle out of court, settle up, patch up, work out, settle the score, even the score, clear off old scores, dispose of, get quits with, account with.
See Synonym Study at decide .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. put in order arrange, fix, straighten out, resolve, rectify, *iron out, satisfy, clear, end.
2. sit sink, sag, droop, plant oneself, lay, repose.
3. take up residence move to, locate, colonize, populate, set up housekeeping, reside, come to roost, *put down roots, inhabit.
4. sink clear out, clarify, precipitate.
5. relax calm, quiet, soothe, tranquilize, compose, lull, sedate.
6. mediate arbitrate, resolve, negotiate, compromise.
ANT.: 1. mess up, confuse. 2. rise. 3. pull up roots, *fly the coop, leave. 5. agitate, stress, *put on edge. 6. stir up, unsettle
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To put into correct or conclusive form: arrange, conclude, dispose of, fix. See DO. 2. To place securely in a position or condition: ensconce, establish, fix, install, seat. See PUT IN. 3. To make or become calm: allay, balm, becalm, calm (down), lull, quiet, still, tranquil-ize. See CALM. 4. To fall or drift down to the bottom: gravitate, sink. See RISE. 5. To come to rest on the ground: alight1, land, light2, set down, touch down. See MOVE. 6. To set right by giving what is due: clear, discharge, liquidate, pay (off or up), satisfy, square. See PAY. 7. To bring (something) into a state of agreement or accord: reconcile, rectify, resolve, smooth over, straighten out. See AGREE. 8. To bring about or come to an agreement concerning: arrange, conclude, fix, negotiate, set1. See AGREE. 9. To make up or cause to make up one's mind: conclude, decide, determine, resolve. See DECIDE.

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