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smart·en

 (smär′tn)
v. smart·ened, smart·en·ing, smart·ens
v.tr.
1. To improve in appearance or stylishness; spruce up.
2. To make quicker: smarten the pace.
v.intr.
To make oneself smart or smarter.

smarten

(ˈsmɑːtən)
vb (usually foll by up)
1. (intr) to make oneself neater
2. (tr) to make quicker or livelier

smart•en

(ˈsmɑr tn)

v.t.
1. to make more trim or spruce; improve in appearance (usu. fol. by up).
2. to make brisker, as a pace.
3. to sharpen the judgment or broaden the experience of (usu. fol. by up).
4. smarten up,
a. to groom oneself.
b. to become more aware, shrewd, or clever.
[1805–15]

smarten


Past participle: smartened
Gerund: smartening

Imperative
smarten
smarten
Present
I smarten
you smarten
he/she/it smartens
we smarten
you smarten
they smarten
Preterite
I smartened
you smartened
he/she/it smartened
we smartened
you smartened
they smartened
Present Continuous
I am smartening
you are smartening
he/she/it is smartening
we are smartening
you are smartening
they are smartening
Present Perfect
I have smartened
you have smartened
he/she/it has smartened
we have smartened
you have smartened
they have smartened
Past Continuous
I was smartening
you were smartening
he/she/it was smartening
we were smartening
you were smartening
they were smartening
Past Perfect
I had smartened
you had smartened
he/she/it had smartened
we had smartened
you had smartened
they had smartened
Future
I will smarten
you will smarten
he/she/it will smarten
we will smarten
you will smarten
they will smarten
Future Perfect
I will have smartened
you will have smartened
he/she/it will have smartened
we will have smartened
you will have smartened
they will have smartened
Future Continuous
I will be smartening
you will be smartening
he/she/it will be smartening
we will be smartening
you will be smartening
they will be smartening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been smartening
you have been smartening
he/she/it has been smartening
we have been smartening
you have been smartening
they have been smartening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been smartening
you will have been smartening
he/she/it will have been smartening
we will have been smartening
you will have been smartening
they will have been smartening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been smartening
you had been smartening
he/she/it had been smartening
we had been smartening
you had been smartening
they had been smartening
Conditional
I would smarten
you would smarten
he/she/it would smarten
we would smarten
you would smarten
they would smarten
Past Conditional
I would have smartened
you would have smartened
he/she/it would have smartened
we would have smartened
you would have smartened
they would have smartened
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smarten

verb (often with up) tidy, spruce up, groom, beautify, put in order, put to rights, gussy up (slang, chiefly U.S.) The reason for the uniform was to smarten up their image.
smarten yourself up spruce yourself up, freshen yourself up, titivate yourself (informal), tart yourself up (Brit. informal), beautify yourself The rest of us must smarten ourselves up immediately.

smarten

verb
To improve in appearance, especially by refurbishing.Also used with up:
fix up, spruce (up).
Translations
يَتَحَسَّن، يُحَسِّن
být elegantněji upraven
fikse op
kicsípi magát
dať sa do poriadku
şıklaş mak

smarten

[ˈsmɑːtn] VT = smarten up
smarten up
A. VT + ADVarreglar
to smarten o.s. uparreglarse, adecentarse
I must go and smarten myself uptengo que ir a arreglarme or adecentarme un poco
she has smartened herself up a lot in the last yeardurante el año pasado ha mejorado mucho de aspecto or se ha arreglado mucho
to smarten up one's ideasespabilarse
B. VI + ADV [person] → arreglarse, adecentarse; [town] → mejorar de aspecto

smarten

(also smarten up)
vt house, roomherausputzen; appearance(her)richten, aufmöbeln (inf); to smarten oneself up (= dress up)sich in Schale werfen (inf); (= generally improve appearance)mehr Wert auf sein Äußeres legen; you’d better smarten up your ideas (inf)du solltest dich am Riemen reißen (inf)
vi (= dress up)sich in Schale werfen (inf); (= improve appearance)sich herausmachen; (pace)schneller or flotter (inf)werden

smarten

[ˈsmɑːtn]
1. vt (also smarten up) (room, house) → abbellire, ravvivare; (child) → far bello/a; (o.s.) → farsi bello/a
to smarten up one's ideas → darsi una mossa
2. vi (also smarten up) → abbellirsi, farsi bello/a

smart

(smaːt) adjective
1. neat and well-dressed; fashionable. You're looking very smart today; a smart suit.
2. clever and quick in thought and action. We need a smart boy to help in the shop; I don't trust some of those smart salesmen.
3. brisk; sharp. She gave him a smart slap on the cheek.
verb
1. (of part of the body) to be affected by a sharp stinging feeling. The thick smoke made his eyes smart.
2. to feel annoyed, resentful etc after being insulted etc. He is still smarting from your remarks.
noun
the stinging feeling left by a blow or the resentful feeling left by an insult. He could still feel the smart of her slap/insult.
ˈsmarten (often with up) verb
to make or become smarter. He has smartened up a lot in appearance lately.
ˈsmartly adverb
The soldiers stood smartly to attention; She is always smartly dressed.
ˈsmartness noun
ˈsmart bomb noun
a bomb that is designed to locate the target and hit it accurately.
ˈsmart card noun
an advanced version of a credit card, with a computer memory, which can be used for such purposes as paying money and identification.
References in classic literature ?
Antiquity has a charm of its own, and to smarten it up would only damage it.
He occasionally made an attempt to smarten himself, and hum the fag-end of a tune; but his relapses into profound melancholy were only made the more impressive by the mockery of a hat exceedingly on one side, and a shirt-collar pulled up to his eyes.
When they had gone the poor Simpleton began to tease his mother to smarten him up and let him start off.
All who knew Sancho Panza were astonished to hear him speak so elegantly, and did not know what to attribute it to unless it were that office and grave responsibility either smarten or stupefy men's wits.
But I must smarten myself up before I take up my new post, for I am really like a tramp.
Every night, the moment the young ladies have retired to rest, does Miss Twinkleton smarten up her curls a little, brighten up her eyes a little, and become a sprightlier Miss Twinkleton than the young ladies have ever seen.
I was interrupted no more in the business of preparing for the birthday dinner till it was time for me to smarten myself up for receiving the company.
If you could be persuaded to smarten yourself up a little, Frederick--'
IN-FORM winger Jermaine McGillvary (above) knows the Giants need to smarten up their act if they are to achieve their major Super League XX objectives.
Smarten up in these silk joggers, PS32 and white crop top, PS18, both River Island.
POLICE will smarten up for the Queen's visit to Parliament - by ditching their new uniforms.
The Prince Charming singer was given an audience with the British monarch in his 80s heyday and took actress Liza Minnelli's advice to smarten himself up.