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English definition of “settle”

settle

verb [I/T] (AGREE)   /ˈset̬·əl/
to reach a decision or an agreement about something, or to end a disagreement : [T] Rogers paid $2 million to settle the lawsuit . [T] Americans turn to a dictionary to settle questions of language . [I] Negotiators are hopeful the two sides will settle. settle out of court If you settle out of court , you reach an agreement in a legal case without holding a trial in court : The defendant agreed to settle out of court .
(Definition of settle verb (AGREE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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