Synonyms of settle in English:

settle


See definition of settle

verb

1‘every effort was made to settle the dispute’

SYNONYMS
resolve, sort out, reach an agreement about, find a solution to, find an answer to, solve, clear up, bring to an end, fix, work out, iron out, smooth over, straighten out, deal with, put right, set right, put to rights, rectify, remedy, reconcile
informal patch up
archaic compose
ANTONYMS

prolong

2‘Joyce settled their affairs in London’

SYNONYMS
put in order, sort out, straighten out, tidy up, order, arrange, organize, adjust, clear up, set to rights, regulate, systematize

3‘they had not yet settled on a date for the wedding’

SYNONYMS
decide on, set, fix, come to a decision about, agree on, name, determine, establish, arrange, arrive at, appoint, designate, assign
confirm
choose, select, pick

4‘she went down to the lobby to settle her bill’

SYNONYMS
pay, pay in full, settle up, discharge, square, clear, defray, liquidate, satisfy

5‘the union settled for a 4.2% pay increase this autumn’

SYNONYMS
accept, agree to, accede to, acquiesce in, assent to
compromise on

6‘in 1863, the family settled in London’

SYNONYMS
make one's home, set up home, take up residence, put down roots, establish oneself
go to live, move to, emigrate to
North American set up housekeeping in
formal become domiciled in
ANTONYMS

move away from

7‘European immigrants settled much of Australia’

SYNONYMS
colonize, establish a colony in, occupy
people, inhabit, populate

8‘Catherine settled down to her work’

SYNONYMS
apply oneself to, turn one's attention to, address oneself to, get down to, set about, set to work on, begin to tackle, attack
concentrate on, focus on, devote oneself to

9‘settle down, all of you!’

SYNONYMS
calm down, quieten down, be quiet, be still, relax

10‘a small brandy had helped to settle her nerves’

SYNONYMS
calm, calm down, quieten, quiet, soothe, compose, pacify, lull, subdue, quell
sedate, tranquillize
ANTONYMS

agitate, disturb

11‘he settled into an armchair’

SYNONYMS
sit down, seat oneself, install oneself, plant oneself, ensconce oneself, plump oneself, flump
informal park oneself, plonk oneself
ANTONYMS

stand up

12‘come and read to Tom while I settle him’

SYNONYMS
make comfortable, tuck in, bed down

13‘a butterfly settled on the flower’

SYNONYMS
land, come to rest, come down, alight, light, descend, perch
ANTONYMS

take off

14‘sediment settles near the bottom of the tank’

SYNONYMS
sink, subside, fall, gravitate
precipitate out
ANTONYMS

rise