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settle on

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Also, settle upon.

1

Decide something, as in They finally settled on Bermuda for their vacation. [Second half of 1700s]

2

Give property or a title to someone, as in She settled an annuity on her husband. [Mid-1600s]

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
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