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

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

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)

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)

He asked the waiter for the bill, and settled up.

(Translation of “settle” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)