Smarten



verb (used with object)
1.
to make more trim or spruce; improve in appearance (usually followed by up):
Try to smarten up your outfit.
2.
to make brisker, as a pace.
3.
to sharpen the judgment or broaden the experience of; educate (usually followed by up):
Someone has to smarten him up about dealing with people.
Verb phrases
4.
smarten up,

to groom oneself:
to smarten up before dinner.
to become aware of one’s mistakes, shortcomings, etc., and make efforts to correct them:
If you don’t smarten up, you’re going to be out of a job.

verb (usually foll by up)
1.
(intransitive) to make oneself neater
2.
(transitive) to make quicker or livelier

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