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Meaning of PERK UP

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  1. [v]  cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
  2. [v]  gain or regain energy
 Synonyms: arouse, brace, energise, energize, gain vigor, percolate, perk, pick up, stimulate
 Antonyms: calm, de-energise, de-energize, sedate, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize
 See Also: affect, animate, cathect, convalesce, enliven, invigorate, liven, liven up, quicken, reanimate, recover, recreate, recuperate, reinvigorate, renovate, repair, revive, revivify, vivify



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 Related Terms: advance, ameliorate, amend, animate, arouse, boost, brace, brace up, brighten, brighten up, brisk, brisken, buck up, buoy up, cast up, cheer, cheer up, chirk up, come along, come on, convalesce, develop, dynamize, electrify, elevate, energize, enliven, erect, escalate, exhilarate, fire, fortify, fresh up, freshen, freshen up, gain, gain ground, gain strength, galvanize, get ahead, get along, get better, go ahead, go forward, graduate, grow better, hearten, heave, heft, heighten, heist, hike, hoick, hoist, hold up, improve, inflame, inspirit, invigorate, jazz up, jerk up, kindle, knock up, levitate, lift, lift up, light up, liven, lob, loft, look up, make headway, make progress, make strides, meliorate, mend, pep up, pick up, progress, quicken, raise, raise up, rally, reanimate, rear, rear up, recreate, recruit, recuperate, refresh, refreshen, regale, reinvigorate, renew, revitalize, revive, revivify, rise, rouse, set up, shape up, show improvement, sky, skyrocket, sleep it off, smarten up, snap up, stick up, stimulate, take heart, take off, throw up, turn the corner, up, upbuoy, upcast, upheave, uphoist, uphold, uplift, upraise, uprear, upthrow, vitalize, vivify, warm, zip up