Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Settle"

The meaning of "Settle" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does settle in mean?
A: It means something like "get used to your new surroundings" most of the time. For example, after we move from one city to another we have to: find a place to live, find a place to work, determine where to shop, meet new friends... etc. This entire process can all be part of "settling in".
Q: What does to settle down? mean?
A: It depends on the context.

*kids are being noisy and crazy in the classroom*
Teacher: "Alright everyone, settle down and get back to your seats."

In this scenario, it means to calm down.

"You're 40 now, George, don't you think it's time to settle down?"

In this scenario, "settle down" means to marry, have a family, and live a socially acceptable "stable" lifestyle (to have a well paying job, a family, etc.) . Or something like that. I don't know how else to describe it.
Q: What does settling in mean?
A: settling in means to feel comfortable in. For example, if you recently moved to a new house, a friend might ask you "how are you settling in?" which means "are you comfortable in your new house? do you like it? are you adjusting well?"
if you like your house you might say "I'm settling in well."
but if you feel homesick, or you don't like your new situation you might say "I haven't settled in that well"
Q: What does settle mean?
A: Settle can mean staying somewhere.

"The town was settled in 1820."

Settle can also mean calming down or balancing something or someone, or reaching an agreement.

"Let's settle this once and for all: Who's the best baseball player?"
"Settle down! Theres nothing to be worried about."
"They were out of tea, so we settled for coffee."
"I want to settle down and start a family."
Q: What does "settle" in 480 mean?
A: In this context, it means "to fall on their shoulders and stay there." In other words, the speaker is saying that prison time gives you a certain tension in your shoulders that never leaves.

Example sentences using "Settle"

Q: Please show me example sentences with settle for.
A: “I won’t settle for less”
“I’ll settle for 15 dollars”
“He wouldn’t settle for my offer”
“Why would you settle for $300?? That’s way too low!”
“She will only settle for victory” (means she won’t stop until she wins)

To “settle for” means to accept an offer or conclusion.
Q: Please show me example sentences with settle .
A: The sand settled at the bottom of the mixture.

My ancestors settled this town during the gold rush.

She's incredibly beautiful. I have no clue why she settled for such a dork.

I have to settle some of my old debts.
Q: Please show me example sentences with settle for less.
A: I want a man with money, I won’t settle for less. // I’ve always dreamed of a house with a swimming pool, I won’t settle for less // I want a contract which is a minimum of one year, I won’t settle for less.
Q: Please show me example sentences with settle down.
A: Yeah it is. Like if they are acting naughty or something like that, then you can say settle down or calm down. Whichever one works fine
Q: Please show me example sentences with settle.
A: @ryckrichards:
-I would like to settle down in California. (move there and stay there) this phrase is more figurative.
-Let the dirt settle after you dig it up. a more literal meaning

Synonyms of "Settle" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between settle down and calm down ?
A: To settle means to stop moving about, to relax, to be calm. Settle down and calm down both mean to be quiet, relaxed, still.
Q: What is the difference between settled down and sit down ?
A: Settled down means to get calm, comfy or quiet. In this case it would mean that they both became comfortable on the boat. Sit down literally means the action of lowering your body onto something, such as a chair.
Q: What is the difference between settle down and calm down ?
A: I think the difference is"
Settle down: mostly used with kids (in classrooms), when they talking to each other, and teacher tells them to settle down: be quiet and listen
calm down: when someone's angry or fustrated, they are told to calm down their tempature
Q: What is the difference between settle down and calm down ?
A: settle down can mean two things !
1. settle down as in find a partner, get married, have kids, etc...

example: you should settle down with someone before its too late

2. settle down can mean the same as calm down

example: settle down and listen or calm down and listen
Q: What is the difference between settle down and calm down ?
A: "Settle down" also has another meaning. It can also mean that a person wants to buy a house, get married and start a family.

Translations of "Settle"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? settle down
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? Never settle
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? settle down
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? settle up
A: i think it’d be settle down and
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? settle down meaning please ?
A: To settle down is to decide that you want to take your relationship further and want to start a family with someone :)

Other questions about "Settle"

Q: ‎differences?
settle in / settle into
A: It basically means "to get comfortable".

If you say "settle in for the night", it's like saying you don't want to go outside for the rest of the night, or you want to go to sleep soon.
If you say "settle into a good book", it means that you're sitting in a comfortable place so you can read for a few hours.

If you don't understand, I can give more examples!
Q: settle Does this sound natural?
A: Cuidado de no confundir la pronunciación de 'settle' y 'subtle'
Q: I settle for having what I have Does this sound natural?
A: I will settle for what I have.
Q: You should never settle for little. Does this sound natural?
A: If you just say, "You should never settle," others will know what you mean. It will be implied you shouldn't settle for little.

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