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unsettle

[ uhn-set-l ]
/ 蕦n藞s蓻t l /
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verb (used with object), un路set路tled, un路set路tling.
to alter from a settled state; cause to be no longer firmly fixed or established; render unstable; disturb: Violence unsettled the government.
to shake or weaken (beliefs, feelings, etc.); cause doubt or uncertainty about: doubts unsettling his religious convictions.
to vex or agitate the mind or emotions of; upset; discompose: The quarrel unsettled her.
verb (used without object), un路set路tled, un路set路tling.
to become unfixed or disordered.
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Origin of unsettle

First recorded in 1535鈥45; un-2 + settle1
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British Dictionary definitions for unsettle

unsettle
/ (蕦n藞s蓻tl) /

verb
(usually tr) to change or become changed from a fixed or settled condition
(tr) to confuse or agitate (emotions, the mind, etc)

Derived forms of unsettle

unsettlement, noun
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