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Spanish translation of “settle”

settle

verb /ˈsetl/
to place in a position of rest or comfort
instalar , colocar
I settled myself in the armchair .
to come to rest
asentarse
Dust had settled on the books .
to soothe
calmar
I gave him a pill to settle his nerves .
to go and live
instalarse , establecerse
Many Scots settled in New Zealand.
to reach a decision or agreement
acordar , decidir , fijar
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 )
pagar , saldar la cuenta
I just need to settle the hotel bill .
settlement noun an agreement
acuerdo , convenio
The two sides have at last reached a settlement.
a small community
poblado , pueblo , colonia
a farming settlement.
settler noun a person who settles in a country that is being newly populated
colonizador
They were among the early settlers on the east coast of America .
settle down phrasal verb to ( cause to) become quiet , calm and peaceful
calmarse , tranquilizarse
He waited for the audience to settle down before he spoke She settled the baby down at last.
to make oneself comfortable
ponerse cómodo , acomodarse , instalarse
She settled (herself) down in the back of the car and went to sleep .
to begin to concentrate on something, eg work
ponerse
He settled down to (do) his schoolwork .
settle in phrasal verb to become used to and comfortable in new surroundings
instalarse
When I moved house , it took me quite a while to settle in.
settle on phrasal verb to agree about or decide
ponerse de acuerdo (sobre)
Have you settled on a holiday destination yet ?
settle up phrasal verb to pay (a bill )
pagar , saldar la cuenta
He asked the waiter for the bill , and settled up.
(Definition of settle from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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