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settle

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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