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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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