Difference between Adjudicate and Settle

What is the difference between Adjudicate and Settle?

Adjudicate as a verb is to settle a legal case or other dispute. while Settle as a verb is to place in a fixed or permanent condition; to make firm, steady, or stable; to establish; to fix; esp., to establish in life; to fix in business, in a home, or the like.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To settle a legal case or other dispute. To act as a judge.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To place in a fixed or permanent condition; to make firm, steady, or stable; to establish; to fix; esp., to establish in life; to fix in business, in a home, or the like.To establish in the pastoral office; to ordain or install as pastor or rector of a church, society, or parish; as, to settle a minister.To cause to be no longer in a disturbed condition; to render quiet; to still; to calm; to compose.To clear of dregs and impurities by causing them to sink; to render pure or clear; -- said of a liquid; as, to settle coffee, or the grounds of coffee.To restore or bring to a smooth, dry, or passable condition; -- said of the ground, of roads, and the like;as, clear weather settles the roads.To cause to sink; to lower; to depress; hence, also, to render close or compact; as, to settle the contents of a barrel or bag by shaking it.To determine, as something which is exposed to doubt or question; to free from uncertainty or wavering; to make sure, firm, or constant; to establish; to compose; to quiet; as, to settle the mind when agitated; to settle questions of law; to settle the succession to a throne; to settle an allowance.To adjust, as something in discussion; to make up; to compose; to pacify; as, to settle a quarrel.To adjust, as accounts; to liquidate; to balance; as, to settle an account.To pay; as, to settle a bill. --Abbott.To plant with inhabitants; to colonize; to people; as, the French first settled Canada; the Puritans settled New England; Plymouth was settled in 1620.To become fixed or permanent; to become stationary; to establish one's self or itself; to assume a lasting form, condition, direction, or the like, in place of a temporary or changing state.To fix one's residence; to establish a dwelling place or home; as, the Saxons who settled in Britain.To enter into the married state, or the state of a householder.To be established in an employment or profession; as, to settle in the practice of law.To become firm, dry, and hard, as the ground after the effects of rain or frost have disappeared; as, the roads settled late in the spring.To become clear after being turbid or obscure; to clarify by depositing matter held in suspension; as, the weather settled; wine settles by standing.To sink to the bottom; to fall to the bottom, as dregs of a liquid, or the sediment of a reservoir.To sink gradually to a lower level; to subside, as the foundation of a house, etc.To become calm; to cease from agitation.To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement; as, he has settled with his creditors.To make a jointure for a wife.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: A seat of any kind.A long bench, often with a high back and arms, with storage space underneath for linen.A place made lower than the rest; a wide step or platform lower than some other part.

Example sentence: The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.

We hope you now know whether to use Adjudicate or Settle in your sentence.

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