今天，昂立外语分享词汇settle，新概念38课， He had often dreamed of retiring in England and had planned to settledown in the country， settle down即为“定居”。
再看下面这句话， 之前一篇小词我们提到settle的另一用法， Well, now that you have settled that the critic has at his disposal all objective forms,
I wish you would tell me what are the qualities should characterise the true critic. （来自The Critic as Artist by Oscar Wilde） Settle， make an agreement about sth， 在这里理解为同意（观点）， 在…达成一致。
The Philippines settled for a silver medal the 2015FIBA Asia Championship after falling to China, 78-67, in the title match on Saturday in Changsha. (2015 男篮亚锦赛决赛， 中国男篮以78-67战胜菲律宾， 9连胜夺冠)
Settle for： to accept sth. that is not exactly what you want but is the best that is available 勉强接受或将就， e.g. He couldn’t afford the big house, so he had to settle for a small one.