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brighten

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of brighten

  1. to become glad or hopeful <the glum soccer player started to brighten upon being told that his injury would not jeopardize his career> Synonyms cheer, 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


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