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English definition of “settle”

settle

verb [I or T] (QUIET)    /ˈset.l̩/ US  /ˈset̬-/
to become quiet and calm, or to make something or someone do this: The weather is expected to settle towards the end of the week. I'll call you back as soon as I've settled the children for the night. Before a performance, she takes three deep breaths to settle her nerves. We're very busy this week, but things should settle (down) a bit after the weekend.UK Joe's parents are very worried about him because he doesn't seem to be able to settle to (= to give his whole attention to) anything.Calming and relaxing
(Definition of settle verb (QUIET) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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