A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to get in motion)
a. to mobilize
El regimiento se movilizó para detener el ataque.The regiment mobilized to stop the attack.
b. to mobilise (United Kingdom)
Miles de obreros se movilizaron en reclamo de mejores condiciones laborales.Thousands of workers mobilised to claim for better working conditions.
2. (to get around)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
a. to move around
El terreno es pedregoso y escarpado. Tendremos que movilizarnos a pie.The terrain is rocky and steep. We'll have to move around by foot.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to set in motion)
a. to mobilize
El sargento movilizó a sus tropas para la acción con un discurso apasionado.The sergeant mobilized his troops for action with a rousing speech.
b. to mobilise (United Kingdom)
Los activistas movilizaron a los residentes para que se manifestaran en contra del aumento de impuestos.The activists mobilised the residents to protest against the tax hike.
4. (to carry)
Regionalism used in Chile
Regionalism used in Ecuador
Regionalism used in Nicaragua
a. to transport
Movilizaremos los costales de granos de café en una camioneta.We will transport the sack of coffee beans by truck.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. to mobilize
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transitive verb
1 (organizar) to mobilize
2 (S. Cone) to unblock; free
3 (Chile) to transport
El colegio tiene una micro para movilizar a los pequeños
pronominal verb
movilizarse to mobilize
Los sindicatos invitaron a la población a movilizarse contra la nueva ley.
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