verb (used with object), set·tled, set·tling.
- to secure (property, title, etc.) on or to a person by formal or legal process.
- to terminate (legal proceedings) by mutual consent of the parties.
verb (used without object), set·tled, set·tling.
- to become established in some routine, especially upon marrying, after a period of independence or indecision.
- to become calm or quiet.
- to apply oneself to serious work: There were so many distractions that we weren't able to settle down to studying.
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Unispace predicts the percentage of office workers who want to work from home at least three days a week will settle at around 40% in January of 2022.The future of working will be at home—and at the office|Alan Murray|August 28, 2020|Fortune
As the realization settles in that the pandemic will stretch into multiple quarters rather than multiple months, CEOs must again grapple with how to advise their employees on returning to the office.I’m a physician and a CEO. Why I won’t bring my employees back to the office before Labor Day 2021|matthewheimer|August 26, 2020|Fortune
To take that up a notch, get sleeping bags, cue up the season of that show you never got to and settle in for the night.
In 2010, Twitter settled charges with the Federal Trade Commission over failing to protect users’ personal information.Twitter hack jolts companies into a social media security check|Lara O'Reilly|July 17, 2020|Digiday
Several more fruitless rounds of talks to settle an official border have taken place.
I settle for a sweater and jacket and throw a tie in my briefcase just in case it turns out to be the prom.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I started to squirm in my chair and Jimbo put his hand back on my shoulder to settle me down.
The pressure is on the Supreme Court to settle this once and for all.
They form a daily currency by which we settle relationships, but they also create doubt.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That figure represents the serious cut that the players took to settle the 2011 lockout, when it was slashed from 57 percent.2014 NBA Preview: Skinny LeBron and the Racist Ghost of Donald Sterling|Robert Silverman|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The audit office should have information at hand sufficient to decline the claim or settle it immediately.The Modern Railroad|Edward Hungerford
I thought you had entirely forgot my £20 amid the other weighty matters you had to settle for me.The Book-Hunter|John Hill Burton
Railroads helped to settle the west and build up states beyond the Mississippi.The Beginner's American History|D. H. Montgomery
In the interim, Sir Philip Harclay thought proper to settle his worldly affairs.The Old English Baron|Clara Reeve
You cannot hurry constructions of this kind; they must have time to settle.