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Synonyms for brighten
ˈbraɪt n

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brighten, lighten up, lighten(verb)

    make lighter or brighter

    "The paint will brighten the room"

    Synonyms:
    lighten, clear up, buoy up, light up, lighten up, relieve, clear

    Antonyms:
    darken

  2. clear up, clear, light up, brighten(verb)

    become clear

    "The sky cleared after the storm"

    Synonyms:
    discharge, earn, take in, pull in, wrap up, sack, authorize, pass, make, shed light on, finish up, crystalise, illuminate, light up, acquit, crystalize, fire up, finish off, bring in, polish off, crystallise, illume, gain, mop up, clarify, realise, solve, exculpate, unclutter, clear, elucidate, authorise, assoil, crystallize, clear up, enlighten, exonerate, straighten out, sack up, top, sort out, lighten, realize, lighten up, light, get through, illumine, net

    Antonyms:
    darken

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. brighten(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    polish, burnish, furbish, make bright

  2. brighten(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    make cheerful, make joyous

  3. brighten(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    grow bright

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    illuminate

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