smarten

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verb smart·en \ˈsmär-tən\

Definition of smarten

smartened

;

smartening

play \ˈsmärt-niŋ, ˈsmär-tən-iŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make smart or smarter; especially :  spruce —usually used with up

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to smarten oneself —used with up

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