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English definition of “settle”

settle

verb (AGREE)    /ˈset.l̩/ US  /ˈset̬-/
B2 [T] to reach a decision or an agreement about something, or to end a disagreement: Good, that's all settled - you send out the invitations for the party, and I'll organize the food. [+ question word] They haven't yet settled when the wedding is going to be. "The tickets are £40 each." "Well, that settles that then - I can't afford that much." I'd like to get this matter settled once and for all (= reach a final decision on it).Accepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approval B2 [I or T] to arrange something: The details of the contract have not yet been settled. Our lawyer advised us that it would be better to settle out of court (= reach an agreement in a legal case without it being decided in a court of law). It took months to settle (= bring to an end) the dispute/strike. My father and I have agreed finally to settle our differences (= stop arguing).Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of settle verb (AGREE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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