Word:

Brighten

Bright´en
v. t.1.To make bright or brighter; to make to shine; to increase the luster of; to give a brighter hue to.
[imp. & p. p. Brightened ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Brightening.]
2.To make illustrious, or more distinguished; to add luster or splendor to.
3.To improve or relieve by dispelling gloom or removing that which obscures and darkens; to shed light upon; to make cheerful; as, to brighten one's prospects.
4.To make acute or witty; to enliven.
v. i.1.To grow bright, or more bright; to become less dark or gloomy; to clear up; to become bright or cheerful.
And night shall brighten into day.
- N. Cotton.
Verb1.brighten - make lighter or brighter; "The paint will brighten the room"
Synonyms: lighten up, lighten
Antonyms:
darken - make dark or darker; "darken a room"
2.brighten - become clear; "The sky cleared after the storm"
Synonyms: clear, light up, clear up
3.brighten - become brighter; "The sky brightened around noon"; "Her face brightened when she heard the good news"
Antonyms:
darken, dim - become or make darker; "The screen darkend"; "He darkened the colors by adding brown"
4.brighten - become brighter; "The sky brightened"
Synonyms: lighten
Antonyms:
darken - become dark or darker; "The sky darkened"
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