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Synonyms for brighten
ˈbraɪt nbright·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brighten, lighten up, lightenverb

    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, brightenverb

    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. brightenverb

    Synonyms:
    polish, burnish, furbish, make bright

  2. brightenverb

    Synonyms:
    make cheerful, make joyous

  3. brightenverb

    Synonyms:
    grow bright

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. brightenverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "brighten":

    illuminate

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How to use brighten in a sentence?

  1. Isaac Asimov:

    There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.

  2. Divit Gupta:

    I am very happy that I'm making people smile and am able to brighten a senior's day by writing notes, my message to other kids my age is to be kind to others, help out in the community, and that you can make a difference, no matter how old you are.

  3. Tabetha Boyajian:

    Dust is most likely the reason why the star's light appears to dim and brighten, the new data shows that different colors of light are being blocked at different intensities. Therefore, whatever is passing between us and the star is not opaque, as would be expected from a planet or alien megastructure.

  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. Kathy Dunleavy:

    What could have been a long lonely time for many of our residents instead gave hope and reminders that there were people out there that truly cared about them and their wellbeing, brighten A Day really does brighten a day.


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