Definition of Smartening

1. Verb. (present participle of smarten) ¹



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Definition of Smartening

1. smarten [v] - See also: smarten

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smartening

smartarse
smartarses
smartbook
smartbooks
smartcard
smartcards
smartdust
smarted
smarted off
smarten
smarten up
smartened
smartening (current term)
smartens
smarter
smartest
smartie
smarties
smarting
smarting off
smartish
smartly
smartmouth
smartmouthed
smartmouthing
smartmouths
smartness

Literary usage of Smartening

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1. On the Cards: Privacy, Identity and Trust in the Age of Smart Technologies by Perri 6, Ivan Briscoe (1996)
"... smartening up What is a smart card? Basically, a smart card is a tiny computer. Although in this book, we talk mainly about cards, in principle, ..."

2. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1883)
"... she can help herself to that if the bottle is marked; but you look round in the evening, between six and seven, and give the place a bit smartening up, ..."

3. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1889)
"'T is pretty much the same in every time and country ; but you 've no such contriving and smartening up of old clothes to keep you busy in these days, ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1913)
"Honesty indeed discovered that the smartening-up process had been carried out with inconvenient thoroughness. The entire exterior of the stove had been ..."

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