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Translation of "settle" - English-German dictionary


verb /ˈsetl/
to place in a position of rest or comfort sich niederlassen I settled myself in the armchair.
to come to rest sich legen Dust had settled on the books.
to soothe beruhigen I gave him a pill to settle his nerves.
to go and live sich niederlassen Many Scots settled in New Zealand.
to reach a decision or agreement klären 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) begleichen I just need to settle the hotel bill.
settlement noun
an agreement das Übereinkommen/bringen The two sides have at last reached a settlement.
a small community die Siedlung a farming settlement.
settler noun
a person who settles in a country that is being newly populated der Siedler/die Siedlerin They were among the early settlers on the east coast of America.
settle down
to (cause to) become quiet, calm and peaceful zur Ruhe kommen He waited for the audience to settle down before he spoke She settled the baby down at last.
to make oneself comfortable sich niederlassen She settled (herself) down in the back of the car and went to sleep.
to begin to concentrate on something, eg work sich widmen He settled down to (do) his schoolwork.
settle in
to become used to and comfortable in new surroundings. sich einrichten
settle on
to agree about or decide sich einigen auf Have you settled on a holiday destination yet?
settle up
to pay (a bill) begleichen He asked the waiter for the bill, and settled up.
(Definition of settle from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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