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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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