There are 2 translations of settle in Spanish:

settle1

Pronunciation: /ˈsetl/

vt

  • 1 1.1 [price/terms/time] acordar*, fijar the next game should settle the championship el próximo partido debería decidir el campeonato we've settled where to go hemos decidido a dónde vamos it's all been settled, we're going to Miami ya está (todo) decidido or arreglado, nos vamos a Miami to settle one's affairs poner* sus ( or mis etc) asuntos en orden that's settled then, we'll meet at seven bueno, pues entonces ya está, nos vemos a las siete that settles it: I never want to see him again ya no me cabe duda: no lo quiero volver a ver 1.2 (resolve) [dispute/problem] resolver*, solucionar it's about time they settled their differences ya es hora de que resuelvan or arreglen sus diferencias the issue is far from settled el asunto no está ni mucho menos resuelto 1.3 (put an end to) [foolishness/nonsense] [colloquial/familiar] acabar con that should settle him! ¡así aprenderá!
  • 4 4.1 (establish)to settle sb (in sth) he settled his son in banking colocó a su hijo en un banco he settled his mother in a house by the sea instaló a su madre en una casa en la costa we won't visit you until you're settled no iremos a verte hasta que no estés instalado 4.2 (make comfortable) [patient/child] poner* cómodo she settled herself deep in the sofa se arrellanó en el sofá
  • 5 (make calm) [child] calmar; [doubts] disipar; [weather] arreglar, asentar*; [stomach] asentar* that will settle his mind eso lo tranquilizará a brandy will settle your digestion/nerves un coñac te ayudará a hacer la digestión/te calmará (los nervios)

vi

  • 3 3.1 (sink) [soil/foundations] asentarse*; [sediment] depositarse, precipitarse the wheels settled deeper and deeper into the mud las ruedas se enterraban cada vez más en el barro 3.2 (make oneself comfortable) ponerse* cómodo I had just settled into bed acababa de ponerme cómodo en la cama I settled deeper into the armchair me arrellané or me puse cómodo en el sillón
  • 4 4.1 (pay) saldar la cuenta ( or la deuda etc), pagar* you can settle with me tomorrow podemos arreglar las cuentas mañana 4.2 [Law] to settle out of court resolver* una disputa extrajudicialmente, llegar* a una transacción or a un acuerdo extrajudicial, transar extrajudicialmente (AmL)

Phrasal verbs

settle back

v + adv
(recline) recostarse* (relax) just settle back and enjoy yourselves pónganse cómodos y diviértanse he's only too likely to settle back into his old ways lo más probable es que vuelva a las andadas

settle down

v + adv 1.1 (become calm) things seem to have settled down after the riots parece que las cosas se han apaciguado or calmado después de las revueltas settle down please, children niños, por favor, tranquilos 1.2 (get comfortable) they settled down for a long wait se prepararon para una larga espera we settled down to listen nos dispusimos a escuchar we settled down for the night nos acomodamos para pasar la noche he had settled down to watch the game se había instalado cómodamente para mirar el partido 1.3 (apply oneself) settle down to your work ponte a trabajar 1.4 (in place, activity) she's settling down well in her new school se está adaptando bien a su nueva escuela you should get a job and settle down deberías conseguirte un trabajo y establecerte or echar raíces en algún sitio 1.5 (become more responsible) sentar* (la) cabeza 1.1v + o + adv 2.1 (make calm) calmar, tranquilizar* 2.2 (place comfortably) acomodar we settled the patient down in bed acomodamos al paciente en la cama

settle for

v + prep + o
conformarse con why settle for less? ¿por qué conformarse con menos?

settle in

v + adv
I'll come and see you when you've settled in te vendré a ver cuando estés instalado she's settling in well in her new job se está adaptando bien a su nuevo trabajo

settle into

v + prep + o
[school/job] adaptarse a; [routine] acostumbrarse or hacerse* a

settle on

v + prep + o
[date/place] decidirse por

settle up

v + adv
[colloquial/familiar] arreglar (las) cuentas can we settle up later? ¿podemos arreglar (las) cuentas después? have you settled up with the butcher for the turkey? ¿le has pagado el pavo al carnicero?

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There are 2 translations of settle in Spanish:

settle2

n

  • banco de madera de respaldo alto y, a veces, con un arcón en el asiento

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Word of the day hache
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Cultural fact of the day

The people who lived between the rivers Amazon and Plate, and their language were the guaraní. The Guarani language is an official language in Paraguay. It is also spoken in parts of Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. The Jesuit missionaries in Paraguay wrote Guarani dictionaries and grammars, hymns and catechisms. Guarani acquired a symbolic status in Paraguay during the Chaco War with Bolivia, 1932-35. Today many Paraguayans with hardly any indigenous blood speak Guarani better than Spanish.