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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Bridgewater, which fought the panel’s decision that it must pay the Tekmerion founders’ legal fees, has since settled the case.The losses continue to pile up for hedge fund king Ray Dalio|Bernhard Warner|September 15, 2020|Fortune
Researchers have generally settled for repeatedly measuring flow speed at several points in the turbulence.An Unexpected Twist Lights Up the Secrets of Turbulence|David H. Freedman|September 3, 2020|Quanta Magazine
They don’t jump back in and trade until mid-November once the dust has settled.The markets rally is this close to becoming the ‘greatest of all time’|Bernhard Warner|September 2, 2020|Fortune
As businesses have settled into this new normal, they’ve also been looking inward.Deep Dive: How companies and their employees are facing the future of work|Digiday|September 1, 2020|Digiday
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
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.
Now they either settle, which they should have done 20 years ago, or they go in front of the judge.In Tussle Over Will, Mistress’s Family Takes a Bite Out of NYU|Anthony Haden-Guest|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
Having accomplished his task within three months Datto Mandi withdrew with all his men, except two who wished to settle at Pardo.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
As night began to settle down over the land, the Queen Elizabeth seemed to feel the time had come to give full vent to her wrath.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
And we will also settle and assure the particular rights and interests of every planter and adventurer.
In fact, one evening, his wife and children deserted him entirely and went to settle elsewhere, thinking it was all over with him.
Many people when presented with the argument above, would settle it at once with the word "socialism."The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock