Translation of smarten in Spanish:

smarten

Pronunciation: /ˈsmɑːrtn; ˈsmɑːtn/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

Phrasal verbs

smarten up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento [house/town] arreglar he's made an effort to smarten himself up ha hecho un esfuerzo por arreglarse or adecentarse or mejorar su aspecto he'll have to smarten his ideas up va a tener que (d)espabilarse 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio [person] mejorar su ( or mi etc) aspecto

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.