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Translation of "settle" - English-French dictionary

settle

verb /ˈsetl/
to place in a position of rest or comfort (s’)installer I settled myself in the armchair.
to come to rest se déposer (sur) Dust had settled on the books.
to soothe calmer I gave him a pill to settle his nerves.
to go and live s’établir Many Scots settled in New Zealand.
to reach a decision or agreement décider, régler Have you settled with the builders when they are to start work? The dispute between management and employees is still not settled.
to pay (a bill) régler I just need to settle the hotel bill.
settlement noun
an agreement accord The two sides have at last reached a settlement.
a small community colonie a farming settlement.
settler noun
a person who settles in a country that is being newly populated colon They were among the early settlers on the east coast of America.
settle down
to (cause to) become quiet, calm and peaceful (se) calmer He waited for the audience to settle down before he spoke She settled the baby down at last.
to make oneself comfortable s’installer (confortablement) She settled (herself) down in the back of the car and went to sleep.
to begin to concentrate on something, eg work se mettre (sérieusement) à He settled down to (do) his schoolwork.
settle in
to become used to and comfortable in new surroundings. s’adapter
settle on
to agree about or decide se mettre d’accord sur Have you settled on a holiday destination yet?
settle up
to pay (a bill) régler He asked the waiter for the bill, and settled up.
(Definition of settle from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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