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Synonyms for brightenˈbraɪt n

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brighten, lighten up, lighten(verb)

    make lighter or brighter

    Synonyms:
    lighten, clear up, buoy up, light up, lighten up, brighten, relieve, clear

    Antonyms:
    darken

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

    become clear

    Synonyms:
    discharge, earn, take in, pull in, wrap up, sack, authorize, pass, make, shed light on, finish up, crystalise, illuminate, light up, 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

    Antonyms:
    darken

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. brighten(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    polish, burnish, furbish, make bright

  2. brighten(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    make cheerful, make joyous

  3. brighten(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    grow bright

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

illuminate


Translations for brighten

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • aufhellen, schönenGerman
  • 밝아지다, 환해지다, 밝다, 밝히다, 하다Korean
  • animar-se, clarear, animar, iluminarPortuguese

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