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Translation of "settle" - English-Spanish dictionary

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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