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English verb: perk up

1. perk up (body) gain or regain energy


SamplesI picked up after a nap.


Synonymsgain vigor, percolate, perk, pick up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)convalesce, recover, recuperate

2. perk up (body) cause to be alert and energetic


SamplesCoffee and tea stimulate me.
This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate.


Synonymsarouse, brace, energise, energize, stimulate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)affect


Narrower (hyponym)animate, animate, cathect, enliven, invigorate, invigorate, liven, liven up, quicken, reanimate, recreate, reinvigorate, renovate, repair, revive, revivify, vivify


Antonymsde-energise, de-energize, sedate, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize, calm









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