There are 2 main translations of settle in Spanish

: settle1settle2


acordar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈsɛt(ə)l//ˈsɛdl/

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1

      (price/terms/time) acordar
      (price/time/terms) 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 / arreglado, nos vamos a Miami
      • to settle one's affairs poner sus (/ 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
      • And there are signs that the name they finally settled on is deeply inappropriate.
      • McCarthy yesterday refused to indicate who will figure in his team selection even though he confirmed he had settled on a team in his own mind.
      • He explained that the level of contribution settled on by the councillors would, in effect, determine how much the council could spend over the next five years.
      • At this point, I still haven't settled on a name for her, but I keep leaning towards Valentine, with Tiny being her nickname.
      • Not able to think of something better, Josh, Ben, Kevin, and Ryan settled on the name by default.
      • Incidentally, we still haven't settled on a name.
      • All in all, by the time Shirley had left, little had been settled on, and Charlie was even more tired than before.
      • Surprisingly, however, there was very little conflict over the final numerical limit that was settled on.
      • It is important to note that we have not yet settled on one specific approach.
      • She and Will had still not settled on a name for him, though she had taken to calling him Joshua.
      • Ultimately, we settled on the design with the guest house, which we intended to rent out.
      • Historians have not settled on a good name for the centuries between Diocletian and Charlemagne, but this phrase is at least serviceable.
      • Once the selectors had settled on Hartley to lead the attack filling the remaining five berths can't have presented many problems.
      • Many delegates are complaining that most of the persons to be elected had been settled on by the major parties some time ago.
      • We selected our booth and settled on a couple of margaritas while waiting for our host, Chef Rob Vaughn.
      • The couple quickly settled on the name Bandit because the tiny creature had a black face with a white mask.
      • No wonder the manager concedes he has not settled on a first-choice selection.
      • Pete finally settled on an arrangement that he was happy with, consisting of a butterfly and a long loop leading to a bowline on the bight.
      • Opponents of intelligent design have apparently settled on their strategy.
      • Naturally, a strongest front pairing should be settled on.

    • 1.2(resolve)

      (dispute/problem) resolver
      (dispute/problem) solucionar
      it's about time they settled their differences ya es hora de que resuelvan / arreglen sus diferencias
      • the issue is far from settled el asunto no está ni mucho menos resuelto
      • Let us see if we can settle our problems in the right manner.
      • The French owners of the tanker and the Bulgarian embassy in Yemen were expected to settle the problems within a few days.
      • The court system is used to resolve land disputes and slander cases, but problems are usually settled within the family or village.
      • But he was willing to try, to extend himself to the utmost to finally reach peace and settle the long conflict.
      • A teenager who was stabbed to death after a fight in a nightclub was apparently taken outside to settle an argument.
      • The tribunal tried to settle the problems by mediation, and almost half of the disputes are resolved this way.
      • Why did not settle the petition problem with firm resolve?
      • They rely heavily on international agreement to settle problems.
      • When the train rattled into the next station, an inspector ran into the carriage and tried to settle the bitter argument.
      • Lets meet with the government and see how we can settle this problem so that it is a win-win situation for all.
      • Surely the company already had it on file and surely it was easy to settle the problem if the company wanted to.
      • Indeed it is not a satisfactory way to settle any argument.
      • That should settle any arguments in the playground.
      • To settle the ensuing argument, they make a bet on who commands the bravest troops.
      • The councils say they exhausted other avenues to settle the problems before going to court.
      • A long-running dispute in Scotland was settled before he reached the top, with a more generous pay increase than is on offer in England and Wales.
      • The companies that operate them should settle those problems first, before making people pay more.
      • This could settle the irrigation problem of the area to a great extent.
      • The sociologists out there would probably tell me I'm teaching my son to settle problems with violence.
      • Is it any wonder arguments are never settled and disputes always confused?

    • 1.3informal (put an end to)

      acabar con
      that should settle him! ¡así aprenderá!
      • Wadiyar also pointed out that additional changes will be made once the legal dispute is settled.
      • It was a genuine legal dispute that was settled without a judge ruling.
      • That dispute was settled out of court when the three universities limited its use on campus.
      • The lawsuit was settled for an undisclosed sum, with the woman agreeing not to make any public comment.
      • Last week, it settled an anti-trust dispute with Sun, perhaps its most vociferous opponent in the computer industry, for $2 billion.
      • The Salford tenor settled a long-running legal dispute with a former management company two months ago but they say he has yet to pay up.
      • For this reason, a majority of disputes are settled out of court.
      • In order to get the project off the ground, the ministry tried to privately settle its legal disputes with those original land owners.
      • I will ask attorneys to help the students settle any legal disputes stemming from this incident.
      • Separately, Gizmondo has settled its long-running legal dispute with the Jordan Formula One operation, Tony Smith writes.
      • The dispute was settled out of court with VIA paying Intel an undisclosed sum of money.
      • To settle legal disputes via legal means is the best way.

  • 2

    (bill/account) pagar
    (debt) saldar
    (debt) liquidar
    • Despite his significant profit and success in South Africa, Johnston appears to be tardy about settling debts in Scotland.
    • Interest on the loan rolls up, and then the debt is settled when the property is finally sold.
    • That should not surprise anyone who has taken a loan from bank to settle debts as the bank normally pays those owed directly.
    • By the time the agreements expired late last year, none of the former bank owners had fully settled their debts.
    • The society's secretary is busy trying to settle some accounts before the auctions get under way.
    • If you are lucky, you live in a state with laws requiring a candidate to settle all debts before closing the campaign account.
    • The House and Senate bills also contain provisions giving faltering companies less time to settle their debts and reorganize.
    • The reserve-currency role means that every country has a demand for dollars in order to pay its oil bills and settle its international accounts.
    • I'm breaking up with my boyfriend, who I've been living with for many months, and now I'm trying to settle accounts.
    • We were renting in Hamburg and after settling our debts we had only about £5,000 left.
    • Slight was made the subject of a 12-month community rehabilitation order after the court heard her father had loaned her the cash to settle the debt.
    • All I can say is that the individual who is offering to settle the debt needs to talk to the club and Customs.
    • The deadline for Mexico to settle its debt is Sept 30.
    • According to the court filing, other former tenants in the towers have either settled their accounts up to September 10 or are in discussions to do so.
    • He had settled the debt and wanted to score and buy drugs.
    • We have settled the debts and have arranged to provide for the poor artistes.
    • ‘We're still giving them a chance to settle their debts,’ Deden said.
    • Bell settled his account with Houser by taking over Houser's liability to Lincoln.
    • Satisfactory progress has been made in efforts by the two nations to settle debts incurred through the account trading.
    • Knowing in advance how it works lets you avoid the crush of departing passengers settling last-minute accounts.
  • 3

    • 3.1

      (country/region) colonizar
      (country/region) poblar
      • Kliptown was established in 1903 and settled by Indian, black and coloured communities which were moved from Newtown in the city centre.
      • When the colonies were first settled, he wrote, the towns sometimes provided relief for their care.
      • America had become an English-speaking colony, settled by emigrants from the Old Country who had largely supplanted its aboriginal population.
      • Further abroad, he authorized the Evangelistic Grant Charter to settle the Colony of Virginia.
      • One of our favorite neighborhoods is Lincoln Square on the northwest side, originally settled by German immigrants.
      • From the eighteenth century legal doubt existed whether the religion established in England was also legally established in colonies settled by British subjects.
      • Other historic areas include Vincennes, on the site of a French fort, and New Harmony to the south, settled by German immigrants.
      • Back when colonies were first being settled, a group of colonists encountered a few of the Arai for the first time and immediately thought they were demons.

    • 3.2

      (colonists) establecer

  • 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
      • The crowd settled down, the coach calmed the players and gave them a plan.
      • Michael carried me to a comfortable stuffed chair and settled me there.
      • After this hectic opening, things settled down and it was eight minutes before Larry Cadden sent over a nice point for Calry-St Joseph's.
      • When he felt no rush of apprehension, he pulled his blanket over her shoulders and settled her into a comfortable position.
      • So Mrs. Sebright calls for us to settle down and to pull out our worksheets about atoms.
      • The bus driver pulled over to get the commuters to settle down.
      • Since the harrowing scene with Elanor, he'd been unable to settle down even for a moment.
      • He found her huddled near the warmth of the boiler room when he opened that morning and settled her in a coat hangar box with a towel and some food.
      • Finally, he allowed her to pick him up, settling him in her lap.
      • But one morning, I got up to see him at 5am, then settled him back in his cot.
      • His quiet voice was commanding and proved effective as the pair settled down.
      • Unable to drive properly while laughing, Derek pulled over to the side of the road to settle down.
      • ‘We will have an official opening when everything has settled down, but we might have a cake and let balloons go on that day,’ she said.
      • I've finally settled down after the weekend's upheaval.
      • After the crowd settled down, Palahniuk read a story from Haunted.
      • After she left, Zack settled down (I suspect he was acting up only to get her attention) and finished his food.
      • Both boys heard the message and settled down, and Mary's friend Toni remained composed.
      • After this memorable trip, things settled down.
      • However, at the actual vet's surgery he was very quiet and settled down nicely.
      • Chase settled me on the mattress before stepping back to lean against the windows, his eyes never breaking contact with mine.
      • With that, she took Brady to her bedroom and settled him on top of her comforter.
      • He admired the way the players settled down after a harrowing opening against a very enthusiastic Navan, and felt that Kilkenny finished the stronger team.
      • For the first time I settled down, got calm and gained just a teensy bit of perspective.
      • The exchanges in this Aegon West Lancashire League Division One match then settled down until the referee awarded Springfields a penalty that was well saved by Russ Sharpe.
      • As one reluctant boy settled down, he said, ‘Mommy, you know one day I'm going to walk on the moon.’
      • He was eventually settled in his cot by his father at 6am on December 10, 1997 but Patel found him not breathing when she went to check on him three hours later.
      • They were both laughing and giggling as William carried her into the main hall and settled her comfortably in a couch.
      • They haven't settled down just because their old foe is gone.
      • The firemen did heave a sigh of relief after pulling the deer out, but did not settle down and relax.

  • 5

    (make calm)
    (child) calmar
    (doubts) disipar
    (weather) arreglar
    (weather) 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)
  • 6

    (cause to sink)
    (dust) asentar
    (sediment) depositar
    • Sedimentation makes heavier liquids or particles settle at the bottom of a container, as when sugar added to coffee settles at the bottom of the cup.
    • The sediment load is settling out with the passage of time and the purifying influence of cattails and bulrushes.
    • Clogged weirs slowed the current even more, encouraging ever-finer suspended sediments to settle.
    • I had no choice but to wait for the sediment to settle.
    • Fill a jug and leave it to stand until the sediment has settled, then use the clear water at the top.
    • Salt marshes form in shallow, quiet water, where the water is salty and still enough for the suspended particles to settle to the bottom.
    • The pepper slowly settled to the bottom of the glass leaving a few grains on the surface which Bond dabbed up with the tip of a finger.
    • In a muddy river such as the St. Jones, weirs slowed the current enough to allow even more suspended sediment to settle.
    • I set off late to give the sediment time to settle, and I headed off from the jetty to the west side of the tiny island of Renggis nearby.
    • Begin by placing the cordial container on a level surface to allow the sediment to settle.
    • The sediment will settle in a thick layer at the bottom.
    • As a current slows, progressively smaller particles settle out and form fine-grained sediment.
    • The silt is the next heaviest particle, and should settle during the next four hours.
    • The dispersed particles do not remain suspended indefinitely but eventually settle to the bottom of the container because of the gravitational pull.
    • Allow the posts to stand several days and settle firmly in position before adding the fence.
    • Rhynie fossils were preserved when mineral sediments settled around and on top of the organic matter and compressed them.
    • Sediments that settle out of ballast water also stay behind.
    • They also say that since it is so polluted, it must be stored in tanks until the sediments settle, at which point it can be processed, if necessary, through a sewage treatment plant.
    • Ideally, red and fortified wines should stand upright for about a week before the event to adjust slowly to the increased temperature and to enable any sediment to settle at the bottom of the bottle.
    • Fine sediment remains in suspension much longer and travels far out to sea, where it settles slowly to the bottom.
    • Larger particles are supposed to settle to the bottom of the tanks, and eventually be sent to sewage treatment plants.
    • That clock had been audible in the hall, especially at night when the house had settled.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (come to live)
    they settled in Iowa se establecieron / se afincaron en Iowa
  • 2

    (come to lie)
    (dust) asentarse
    (snow) cuajar
    (bird) posarse
  • 3

    (become calm)
    (person) tranquilizarse
    (person) calmarse
    (weather) asentarse
    (stomach) asentarse
    (stomach) arreglarse
    (wind) amainar
  • 4

    (soil/foundations) asentarse
    (sediment) depositarse
    (sediment) precipitarse
    the wheels settled deeper and deeper into the mud las ruedas se enterraban cada vez más en el barro
  • 5

    (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 / me puse cómodo en el sillón
  • 6

    (bill) saldar la cuenta
    (debt) saldar la deuda
    you can settle with me tomorrow podemos arreglar las cuentas mañana
  • 7

    to settle out of court llegar a una transacción extrajudicial

There are 2 main translations of settle in Spanish

: settle1settle2



  • 1

    • However, this suggests that your twin-seater was not a plain wooden settle, but almost certainly a settee, which at one time would have formed part of a suite.
    • They have been flying out of her shop, which is why she has extended the range of Ercol reissues to include a settle, a dining table and a nest of tables.
    • She sat down aimlessly on a settle by the fireplace.

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