perk up

Definitions of perk up
  1. verb
    gain or regain energy
    synonyms: gain vigor, percolate, perk, pick up
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    convalesce, recover, recuperate
    get over an illness or shock
  2. verb
    cause to be alert and energetic
    synonyms: arouse, brace, energise, energize, stimulate
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    Antonyms:
    calm, sedate, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize
    cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to
    de-energise, de-energize
    deprive of energy
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    cathect
    inject with libidinal energy
    animate, quicken, reanimate, recreate, renovate, repair, revive, revivify, vivify
    give new life or energy to
    invigorate, reinvigorate
    impart vigor, strength, or vitality to
    animate, enliven, invigorate, liven, liven up
    make lively
    ginger up, jazz up, juice up, pep up
    make more interesting or lively
    inspirit, spirit, spirit up
    infuse with spirit
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    affect
    act physically on; have an effect upon
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