Brighten meaning

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To make or become bright or brighter.
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To make bright or brighter in color.

We brightened the room with a new coat of paint.

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To make illustrious, or more distinguished; to add luster or splendor to.
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To make or become bright or brighter.
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(figuratively) To make more cheerful and pleasant; to enliven.

To brighten one's prospects.

Having Mark around the place really brightens things up.

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(intransitive) To grow bright, or more bright in color; to clear up.

The sun starts to brighten around this time of the year.

The sky brightened as the storm moved on.

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(intransitive) To become brighter or more cheerful in mood.

She brightened when I changed the subject.

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To make acute or witty; to enliven.

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To make or become happy or happier; gladden; cheer up.
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Origin of brighten

  • From bright +‎ -en.

    From Wiktionary