Translation of poblar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1 [territorio/región] 1.1 [colonos/inmigrantes] (ir a ocupar) to settle, populate 1.2 [autoridades/gobierno] (mandar a ocupar) to populate, settle poblaron la región con colonos y esclavos they settled the region with colonists and slaves 1.3 (habitar) to inhabit distintas etnias poblaban la región various ethnic groups lived in o/or inhabited the region las estrellas que pueblan el firmamento [literario/literary] the stars which populate the firmament las pintadas que poblaban las fachadas the graffiti that covered the facades
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (poblarse)
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