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English definition of “settle”

settle

verb [I + adv/prep] (BE IN A CERTAIN STATE)    /ˈset.l̩/ US  /ˈset̬-/
to reach and remain at a certain level or in a certain state: The pound rose slightly against the dollar today, then settled at $1.53. A peaceful expression settled on her face. After the recent riots, an uneasy calm has settled on the city.Keeping and staying the sameNot able to be changed
(Definition of settle verb (BE IN A CERTAIN STATE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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