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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. Sarah Lamarr:

    I just wanted to do something to brighten it up so I didn't have to look at a grey bus stop for the next however-long.

  2. Becky Stewart:

    Becky recalled. Shawn and Becky Stewart with daughter Maddie, now age three. The East Stroudsburg parents recently coordinated for two cosplay actors dressed as Disney's Cinderella and Moana to give their young daughter a birthday shoutout. (SWNS) CLICK HERE FOR FOX NEWS CONTINUING CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE In a larger sense, the grateful parent voiced her thanks for those going above and beyond to brighten up childrens birthdays and milestones amid the darkness of the pandemic. This is such a difficult time for everyone, so its really phenomenal that Maddie and other kids still get to have something special happen on their birthdays. It definitely made my daughters day.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    True friends are like the shining Sun in the midst of storm, in my view. They brighten and illuminate your life, and often bring happiness to you, just like the rays of Sun creating a magnificent rainbow during a severe storm. Sometimes you need a storm in order to see and appreciate the divine beauty of a rainbow.

  4. Amir Khan:

    This innocent girl had gone to brighten the name of Pakistan, but due to bad luck in a country that accuses the world of terrorism, she became a victim of terrorism herself.

  5. 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.


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