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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 for "brighten":

    illuminate

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How to use brighten in a sentence?

  1. 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)

  2. Isaac Asimov:

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    I drink a cup of sunlight every morning to brighten myself.

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