Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb perk_up

2 senses of perk up

Sense 1
perk up, perk, percolate, pick up, gain vigor -- (gain or regain energy; "I picked up after a nap")
       => recuperate, recover, convalesce -- (get over an illness or shock; "The patient is recuperating")

Sense 2
stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up -- (cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate")
       => affect -- (act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate")

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