pearten

verb
peart·​en | \ |tᵊn \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of pearten

transitive verb

chiefly dialectal : to make peart or cheerful usually used with up

intransitive verb

chiefly dialectal : to become peart or cheerful usually used with upwhen he peartened up, we all took fresh heart— H. E. Giles

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“Pearten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pearten. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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