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Lighten

Light´en   Pronunciation: līt´'n
v. i.1.To descend; to light.
O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us.
- Book of Common Prayer [Eng. Ed.].
1.To burst forth or dart, as lightning; to shine with, or like, lightning; to display a flash or flashes of lightning; to flash.
[imp. & p. p. Lightened (līt"'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Lightening.]
2.To grow lighter; to become less dark or lowering; to brighten; to clear, as the sky.
v. t.1.To make light or clear; to light; to illuminate; as, to lighten an apartment with lamps or gas; to lighten the streets.
2.To illuminate with knowledge; to enlighten.
Lighten my spirit with one clear heavenly ray.
- Sir J. Davies.
3.To emit or disclose in, or as in, lightning; to flash out, like lightning.
4.To free from trouble and fill with joy.
They looked unto him, and were lightened.
- Ps. xxxiv. 5.
1.To make lighter, or less heavy; to reduce in weight; to relieve of part of a load or burden; as, to lighten a ship by unloading; to lighten a load or burden.
2.To make less burdensome or afflictive; to alleviate; as, to lighten the cares of life or the burden of grief.
3.To cheer; to exhilarate.
Verb1.lighten - make more cheerful
Synonyms: buoy up
Antonyms:
weigh down, weigh on - be oppressive or disheartening to
2.lighten - make more cheerful
Synonyms: buoy up
3.lighten - make lighter or brighter; "The paint will brighten the room"
Synonyms: brighten, lighten up
4.lighten - become brighter; "The sky brightened"
Synonyms: brighten
5.lighten - become lighter; "The room lightened up"
Synonyms: lighten up
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