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settle up

[ set-l ]SEE DEFINITION OF settle up
  • as inrepay
  • as inrevenge
  • as incheck out
  • as infound

Synonyms for settle up

  • compensate
  • offset
  • pay back
  • refund
  • reimburse
  • restore
  • reward
  • accord
  • award
  • balance
  • indemnify
  • rebate
  • recompense
  • remunerate
  • requite
  • return
  • square
  • make amends
  • make restitution
  • make up for
  • pay dues
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Antonyms for settle up

  • damage
  • penalize
  • disagree
  • refuse
  • take
  • withhold
  • deprive
  • extort
  • leave alone
  • seize
  • steal
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SETTLE UP

He'd settle up with the Old Man and pull out, back across the river.

Then, when I have made enough, I'll send the cash to Arthur, and get him to settle up for me.

If this young lady is my sister-in-law, surely she and I can settle up our own affairs.

"I've come to settle up with you on our last deal, Vesta," he said.

It will take us weeks, months, to settle up so involved an estate.

A relative of mine has died and I must settle up his affairs.

They all met in Berlin to settle up everything—and we got Uganda.

"The time to settle up all this business will soon come," said he, shaking his head.

I gave the last handful of tokens to Ugo to settle up his wages.

"You'll have to settle up soon," said Ralston, in a surly tone.

WORD ORIGIN

"come to rest," Old English setlan "cause to sit, place, put," from setl "a seat" (see settle (n.)). Related: Settling. Cf. German siedeln "to settle, colonize."

From c.1300 of birds, etc., "to alight." From early 14c. as "sink down, descend; cave in." Early 15c. in reference to suspended particles in a liquid. Sense of "establish a permanent residence" first recorded 1620s; that of "decide" is 1620s. Meaning "secure title to by deed" is from 1660s.

Meaning "reconcile" (a quarrel, differences, etc.) perhaps is influenced by Middle English sahtlen "to reconcile," from Old English saht "reconciliation," from Old Norse satt "reconciliation." To settle down "become content" is from 1853; transitive sense from 1520s; as what married couples do in establishing domesticity, from 1718. To settle for "content oneself with" is from 1943.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SETTLE UP

check out

verbleave a hotel, hospital, etc.
  • depart
  • leave
  • pay one's bill
  • settle up

checked out

verbleave a hotel, hospital, etc.

checking out

verbleave a hotel, hospital, etc.

checks out

verbleave a hotel, hospital, etc.
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