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resettle

verb
  1. to settle or cause to settle in a new or different place
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  • Many Socialists desire the towns to control and resettle the country.

    British Socialism

    J. Ellis Barker

  • With what restlessness they take short flights and resettle.

    Birds of the wave and woodland

    Phil (Philip Stewart) Robinson

  • I felt one of them resettle my pillow, which allowed me to observe a screen placed around the adjoining bed.

    The Case and Exceptions

    Frederick Trevor Hill

  • Audley mechanically resumed his former life,—sought to resettle his thoughts on the grand objects of ambitious men.

    My Novel, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • As we approached a breeding colony the birds would fly up, hover about, and resettle when we drew back a sufficient distance.


Word Origin and History for resettle

v.

1540s (transitive), of places, from re- + settle (v.). Intransitive sense from 1821. Meaning "Bring into order again" is from 1610s. Related: Resettled; resettling.

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