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brightens

verb
present tense third-person singular of brighten

Synonyms & Antonyms of brightens

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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brightening

brightens

bright-line

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“Brightens.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/brightens. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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