urbanizar
urbanizar
transitive verb
1. (to build on) 
Renovamos el alumbrado público para urbanizar la calle.We revamped the public lightning to urbanize the street.
b. to urbanise (United Kingdom) 
El primer paso para urbanizar el barrio es pavimentar los caminos de tierra.The first step to urbanising the neighborhood is to pave the dirt roads.
El gobierno va a invertir dos millones de dólares para urbanizar las áreas pobres de la ciudad.The government will invest two million dollars to develop the poor areas of the city.
2. (to educate) 
Mi novia me urbanizó y me enseñó cómo manejarme en la gran ciudad.My girlfriend civilized me and taught me how to carry myself in the big city.
b. to civilise (United Kingdom) 
El Ayuntamiento se propone urbanizar a los dueños de perros repartiendo gratuitamente bolsas para recoger excrementos.The city council is proposing to civilise dog owners by distributing free bags to pick up their mess.
urbanizarse
pronominal verb
3. (to educate oneself) 
"Yo no entiendo porque la gente que vive en las montañas no quiere urbanizarse", dijo Ana."I don't understand why the people who live in the mountains don't want to become civilized," said Ana.
b. to become civilised (United Kingdom) 
"Son bárbaros y jamás van a urbanizarse", dijo David."They are barbarians and will never become civilised," said David.
urbanizar
transitive verb
1. (general) 
a. to develop, to urbanize 
urbanizar
transitive verb
1 [+terreno] to develop; build on; urbanize
2 [+persona] to civilize
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