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Synonyms for light up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. light up(verb)

    start to burn with a bright flame

    "The coal in the BBQ grill finally lit up"

    clear up, fire up, illuminate, illumine, light, brighten, illume, clear

  2. light, illume, illumine, light up, illuminate(verb)

    make lighter or brighter

    "This lamp lightens the room a bit"

    brighten, fire up, enlighten, get down, crystalize, clear up, ignite, shed light on, illumine, illuminate, dismount, perch, sort out, clear, get off, elucidate, alight, crystallise, straighten out, fall, light, crystallize, unhorse, crystalise, illume

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

    become clear

    "The sky cleared after the storm"

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

  4. light up(verb)


    "The sky lit up quickly above the raging volcano"

    clear up, fire up, illuminate, illumine, light, brighten, illume, clear

  5. light up, fire up, light(verb)

    begin to smoke

    "After the meal, some of the diners lit up"

    brighten, fire up, get down, clear up, ignite, dismount, illumine, illuminate, inflame, perch, clear, get off, alight, stir up, fall, light, wake, unhorse, illume, heat

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How to say light up in sign language?

  1. lightup

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How to use light up in a sentence?

  1. Jimmy Galvin:

    His eyes light up, they go bang when you walk into the room. I apologized to Sam about everything that happened that night in the backyard. He just started crying his eyes out.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Small stars still light up big skies.

  3. RVM:

    Look around! People have faces with no smiles, as if they are carrying heavy baggage. Stop them! Give them a SMILE and see them Light up.

  4. Jenny Santi:

    For example, [it’s] through fMRI technology that we now know that there are two brain reward systems that are activated when we are giving or when we are volunteering-- these are exactly the same parts of the brain that light up when we think of food and sex.

  5. Chavis Flagg:

    It was a little bit depressing, seeing people walking around with their heads down during the pandemic. It's such a joy to be able pull up to somebody and they have no expectation for this to happen. To see their face light up, it brings me joy and I can see why it brings joy to others.

Translations for light up

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  • lumiĝasEsperanto
  • [[panna]] [[tupakka, valjeta, valaistaFinnish
  • acenderGalician
  • ライトアップJapanese
  • incendōLatin
  • beliichtenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • прику́ривать, зажига́ть, oсвети́ться, просветле́ть, свети́ть, прикури́ть, светле́ть, освети́ть, загоре́ться, заже́чь, свети́ться, загора́тьсяRussian
  • 点亮Chinese

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