brightens

present tense third-person singular of brighten
as in lightens
to become glad or hopeful the glum soccer player started to brighten upon being told that his injury would not jeopardize his career

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“Brightens.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/brightens. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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