color in


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Verb1.color in - add color to; "The child colored the drawings"; "Fall colored the trees"; "colorize black and white film"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
blackwash - color with blackwash
parti-color, motley - make motley; color with different colors
polychrome, polychromise, polychromize - color with many colors; make polychrome
azure - color azure; "Morning azured the village"
empurple, purpurate, purple - color purple
aurify - turn golden
verdigris - color verdigris
pinkify - make pink
incarnadine - make flesh-colored
brown, embrown - make brown in color; "the draught browned the leaves on the trees in the yard"
handcolor, handcolour - color by hand; "Some old photographs are handcolored"
tinct, tint, tinge, touch - color lightly; "her greying hair was tinged blond"; "the leaves were tinged red in November"
pigment - color or dye with a pigment; "pigment a photograph"
hue, imbue - suffuse with color
retouch - give retouches to (hair); "retouch the roots"
silver - make silver in color; "Her worries had silvered her hair"
gray, grey - make grey; "The painter decided to grey the sky"
tone - change to a color image; "tone a photographic image"
redden - make red; "The setting sun reddened the sky"
blotch, mottle, streak - mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained
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Paddling gently to one of these places, I was surprised to find myself surrounded by myriads of small perch, about five inches long, of a rich bronze color in the green water, sporting there, and constantly rising to the surface and dimpling it, sometimes leaving bubbles on it.
She was dressed prettily and carefully, with the customary touch of color in the scarlet geranium at her white throat.
He sat heavily, a cigar in his large, smooth hand, a flush of after-dinner color in his face, which wind and sun and exposure to all sorts of weather had left fair and clearskinned.