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English definition of “settle for sth”

settle for sth

phrasal verb with settle     /ˈset.l̩/ US  /ˈset̬-/ verb
to accept or agree to something, or to decide to have something, although it is not exactly what you want or it is not the best : They were hoping to sell their car for £2,000, but settled for £1,500. He wants a full refund and he won't settle for anything less. She never settles for second best .Accepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval
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