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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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. brighten(v)

    Synonyms:
    polish, burnish, furbish, illuminate, irradiate, cheer, rally, enliven, inspirit

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    illuminate

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How to use brighten in a sentence?

  1. Johann Kaspar Lavater:

    There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness, and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness, and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity.

  2. Dr. Jose P. Rizal:

    I die without seeing the dawn brighten over my native land. You who have it to see, welcome it--and forget not those who have fallen during the night! (Noli Me Tangere)

  3. Hugh Mangum:

    The irony for me is meat is the normal star of the show, but I like all of the sides, fixings and vegetables, roast some vegetables, of course, but make sure you have a great slaw and innovate a little bit. Maybe do some slaws with some new flavors : soy sauce, fish sauce and brighten everything up with a lot of acids like citrus to match with the fats and to pair well with your beer.

  4. Ripley D. Saunders:

    Just being happy helps other souls along Their burdens may be heavy and they not strong And your own sky will lighten, If other skies you brighten, by just being happy with a heart full of song.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I sometimes think that we are like Stars in the Galaxy, the Time-travellers, millions and trillions of them are being born and being deceased every moment, as I write this note. Those who are being born right now cannot be seen by us, until the light from them should reach to us after many centuries or milleniums to come. The Stars twinkle, brighten our world, and many a times they burst into Supernova to illuminate the whole of universe. Just like Stars, we too like to leave our marks, with our divine sparks of intelligence that transform into our creations, writings, paintings, poetry, and inventions etc, something that we always struggle to salvage from the inebitable great dance of death. And each Star thus becomes the mirror that reflects that divine light within us, the humans and all the life on Earth alike.


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