Translation of "settle" - English-Spanish dictionary

settle

verb uk /ˈset·l/ (present participle settling, past tense and past participle settled)

If you settle an argument, you stop the problem and stop arguing.

resolver

to start living somewhere that you are going to live for a long time

afincarse, instalarse
Finally he settled in Vienna.

to decide or arrange something

decidir
Right, that’s settled. We’re going to Spain.

to relax into a comfortable position

acomodarse
She settled herself into the chair.
settle a bill

to pay the money that you owe

pagar un recibo
I’ve got some bills to settle.
settle a check/bill

to pay the money that you owe

pagar un recibo
I’ll settle the dinner check – you get our coats.
→ Phrasal verbs settle down , settle for something , settle in

(Translation of “settle” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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.

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