Meaning of “settle for something” in the English Dictionary


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settle for something

phrasal verb with settle us /ˈset̬·əl/ verb

to agree to or accept something, although it is not what you want:

They were hoping to sell their car for $2000 but settled for $1500.

(Definition of “settle for something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)