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lighten

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lighten

  1. to become glad or hopeful <the patient lightened when he heard the disease responds well to treatment> Synonyms brighten, buck up, lighten, look up, perk (up)Related Words rejoice; liven (up), revive; beam, glow, radiate, sparkle; encourage, gladden, heartenNear Antonyms despair, despond; brood, fret, mopeAntonyms darken, sadden




lighten

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lighten

  1. to supply with light <the room was gradually lightened by the rising sun> Synonyms bathe, beacon, emblaze, illume, illumine, irradiate, light, lightenRelated Words brighten; beam, beat (down), radiate, shine; enhalo, halo; floodlight; highlight, spotlight; blaze, burn, fire, flame, glare, glow, ignite, incinerate, kindle; bedazzle, blind, daze, dazzle; gleam, glisten, glitterNear Antonyms dim, dull, obscure; cover, shroud, veil; douse (also dowse), extinguish, put out, quench, snuff (out)Antonyms blacken, darken, obfuscate





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