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    #1

    settle/solve the problem

    I am afraid we must settle/solve the problem of what to do with him.

    Do the two verbs mean the same thing in this context?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: settle/solve the problem

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    I am afraid we must settle/solve the problem of what to do with him.

    Do the two verbs mean the same thing in this context?

    Thank you in advance.
    I wouldn't say "settle a problem", only "solve a problem" or "resolve a problem/an issue".

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    Re: settle/solve the problem

    You settle issues or settle disputes. You solve or resolve problems.

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