English version

settle for something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsettle for something phrasal verbACCEPTto accept something even though it is not the best, or not what you really want They want $2,500 for it, but they might settle for $2,000. Grammar Settle for is never passive. settle→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
settle for We settled for $ 14. 8 million.Leading at that stage by two strokes, the conservative thing to do was lay up and settle for a five.Have fun now, because you may have to settle for a truncated product next year.In the end I settled for just lying still on my side day-dreaming, but making sure I didn't disturb him.At the Manor Ground the crowd would have settled for just one goal; the 0-0 scoreline does the game justice.As with those who sell their winnings, players who take the option must settle for less than the advertised prize.They weren't going to settle for the one goal.She enjoyed so many bourgeois pleasures, and yet she loathed the thought of settling for them.
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Verb table
settle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysettle
he, she, itsettles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysettled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave settled
he, she, ithas settled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad settled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill settle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have settled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam settling
he, she, itis settling
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you, we, theyare settling
Past
I, he, she, itwas settling
you, we, theywere settling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been settling
he, she, ithas been settling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been settling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be settling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been settling
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