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settle upon (something)

To come to a decision about something; to determine or agree upon something. (A more formal version of "settle on something.") Well, gentlemen, if we're settled upon the terms of the agreement, then let us sign the contract without any further ado. It took some time, but Sarah and I finally settled upon an appropriate price for the house.
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The two presidents' commission will have to agree upon what constitutes a high-quality education for diesel mechanics, sociologists and veterinarians, and then settle upon a figure that quantifies how much Oregon would need to spend to provide such an education.
Earnings per share for the fiscal 2007 period include onetime transaction costs of 5 cents, a 1-cent charge for stock-option expense, and 2 cents to record the impact of the company's Hybrid Income Term Security (HITS) units, which did not settle upon the close of the acquisition.
of Hybrid Income Term Security units (which did not settle upon
Hunting for a place to rest its weary wings, an unsuspecting fly may settle upon what looks like a harmless leaf.
The suppliers and OEMs are still wondering how to integrate this wireless technology into their vehicles, and what standard to settle upon." As a result, Alcatel is treating each request for wireless compatibility on a case-by-case basis.
'We hope to settle upon other details such as date and time of game within the next few days, but it's increasingly likely that any match involving Maradona will take place at Dens Park.
As quiet and a low gray light settle upon the stage after the sound and fury of Caspersen's monologue, a long line of dancers weaves through in silky, jewel-colored, bustle-embellished dresses (by Naoki Takizawa and Stephen Galloway).
Finding ourselves beyond that point in history where preservation seemed adequate, we are finding it difficult to discover and settle upon a new ecological paradigm for relating human activity to nature.
The dust came to rest, filtering gently down through the air to settle upon the paving stones.
I would counsel our friends north of the border to think well before they settle upon secession.
But the time-frame is fluid and much will depend on whether the claret and blues ultimately settle upon an out-of-work boss or one who is currently contracted to another club.
The only way out was for all four members to bend a little, and settle upon a candidate who was neither strongly supported nor vehemently opposed by anyone.
What might be seen as disdain was intensified by a sudden alteration in the programme-order (rumoured but unheard by this listener who had been on the premises long beforehand), and a remote platform-manner, Pogorelich scarcely acknowledging his audience , and launching into his performance before our attention was allowed to settle upon the music in prospect.
STEVE Sidwell is the latest player to put himself forward for spot-kick duties - with Villa still to settle upon a designated penalty taker.
He even effectively accepts we in the North should settle upon being second class citizens to those in the South.