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Synonyms for blackenˈblæk ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blacken, melanize, melanise, nigrify, black(verb)

    make or become black

    scorch, melanize, blacken, sear, nigrify, melanise, black, char

    white, whiten

  2. char, blacken, sear, scorch(verb)

    burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color

    scorch, melanize, blacken, sear, singe, nigrify, parch, melanise, coal, black, char

    white, whiten

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. blacken(v)

    color, darken, dye, soil, stain

    blanch, bleach, make white, whiten, whitewash

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. blacken(v. a.)

    darken, make black

  2. blacken(v. a.)

    vilify, defame, slander, calumniate, asperse, traduce, malign, abuse, revile, rail at, sneer at, run down, speak ill of

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

demonise, denigrate

Translations for blacken

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • цапам, очерням, почерням, почернявамBulgarian
  • nigrigiEsperanto
  • mustataFinnish
  • salir, noircir, souillerFrench
  • השחירHebrew
  • nigreskarIdo
  • annerire, sporcareItalian
  • zwartmakenDutch
  • enegrecer, conspurcarPortuguese
  • измарать, запачкать, загрязнить, замарать, очернить, чернить, испачкать, загрязнять, чернеть, зачернить, очернять, почернеть, пачкать, маратьRussian
  • svärta, svartna, svärta nerSwedish

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