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 up
when he peartened up, we all took fresh heartH. E. Giles

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“Pearten.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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