rights; align, line up; classify, allocate, segregate, group, assort, screen, sieve; distribute, array, apportion, parcel out, range.
3. pay, disburse, expend, defray; close, discharge, dispose of; adjust, balance, square, liquidate; satisfy, wipe off, clear, acquit oneself of.
4. dwell, abide, reside, remain, live, inhabit, domicile; lodge, locate, encamp, squat, nest, roost; establish oneself, carve a home, set up housekeeping; anchor, put down roots, pitch tent, take or strike root, get a footing; set up in business, Inf. hang up one's shingle.
5. populate, people, inhabit, occupy, fill; establish, found, colonize, domicile.
6. quiet, become quiescent, subside, recede, abate, become stable; soothe, tranquilize, allay, compose, pacify; quell, calm, still, lull.
7. (of liquids) filter, precipitate, purify, clarify, clear.
8. gravitate, sink, incline, droop, sag; descend, drop, plunge, swag; solidify, make firm, harden; coalesce, concentrate, compact, condense, consolidate.
9. reconcile, resolve, harmonize; pacify, make peace, heal, mend, patch; mediate, negotiate, talk out, arbitrate, compromise, Inf. bury the hatchet; rectify, regulate, adjust, straighten out, simplify, clear up; disembroil, unravel, disentangle; demonstrate, show, prove, conclude, clinch.
10. alight, land, repose, perch, roost, lodge, sit down.
settlement, n. 1. completion, conclusion, resolution; execution, decision, confirmation, ratification, decision; arbitration, agreement, negotiation; covenant, contract, reckoning, compromise, reciprocal concession, disposition; stabilization, coordination, organization, foundation; appointment, installation, ordination, fixation.
2. colonization, denization, denizenation, naturalization; settling, populating, peopling, founding, forging, clearing, establishing; migration.
3. colony, community, village, post, encampment; satellite, possession, protectorate, dependency, mandate.
4. satisfaction, payment, liquidation, defrayal, defrayment; quittance, recompense, release, acquittance, clearance.
5. reconciliation, conciliation, reapproachment, reunion, propitiation; appeasement, accommodation, placation, mollification.
settler, n. colonist, colonizer, pioneer, frontiersman; immigrant, emigrd, Amer. Hist, redemptioner, outlander; squatter, homesteader, founder, Pilgrim,
setup, n. 1. format, layout, arrangement, organization, configuration; structure, construction, framework, frame; composition, make-up, constitution, Inf. getup; form, look, appearance, style.
2. plan, design, scheme; plot, outline, scenario, sketch, draft; procedure, process, implementation,
sever, v. 1. dissever; cut off, chop off, lop off, bob, dock, hack off, hew off, slice off, shear off, scissor; cleave, rive, cut in two or apart, split, divide, halve, bisect, bifurcate, Obs. dimidiate; separate, break apart, tear or rip apart, dissect, disjoint, dismember, dislimb, Surg. divulse; partition, subdivide, compart, part, segment, section, quarter.
2. disjoin, dispart, disbond, disunite, disassociate, dissociate, alienate, estrange, split up, divorce, put asunder; disband, break up, disintegrate, fall apart; part, go in separate ways or directions, disperse, scatter, spread out.
3. dissolve, break off, abscind, suspend, discontinue, terminate-, stop, end, cease, put an end to; disengage oneself from, pull out of, leave, quit; fall off, dwindle, fade away, Inf. peter out, die out.