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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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  1. lightup

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How to use light up in a sentence?

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    A need for many candles may arise in every nation’s history to light up the darkness in the country. Most of the time, the youth is the very candles themselves!

  2. Sam Galsworthy:

    I've always felt an emotional connection with Stamford Raffles because Stamford Raffles was my great, great, great, great, great grandfather, when I mentioned this to Nigel Moore [ Raffles' FB director ], I saw his face light up as I hoped it would. But I was blissfully unaware that 2015 would be the centenary of the Raffles Singapore Sling.

  3. Fiorenzo Omenetto:

    We made these implantable light sources where the LEDs light up wirelessly when next to a charging station -- similar to the technology used in wireless hotel entry, the electronics are very thin.

  4. Steve Scalise:

    They need to light up the Senate switchboard.

  5. Brittany Ainslie:

    Its really nice to see a patients face light up when they get to see their loved one and all around it really promotes healing to know that, you know, youre not alone through this, even though your family cant be here and they cant hug you and hold you, theyre thinking about you and theyre praying for you.

Translations for light up

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  • [[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

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