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bright·en

 (brīt′n)
tr. & intr.v. bright·ened, bright·en·ing, bright·ens
To make or become bright or brighter.

bright′en·er n.

brighten

(ˈbraɪtən)
vb
1. to make or become bright or brighter
2. to make or become cheerful
ˈbrightener n

bright•en

(ˈbraɪt n)

v.i.
1. to become or make bright or brighter.
2. to become more cheerful.
[1250–1300]
bright′en•er, n.

brighten


Past participle: brightened
Gerund: brightening

Imperative
brighten
brighten
Present
I brighten
you brighten
he/she/it brightens
we brighten
you brighten
they brighten
Preterite
I brightened
you brightened
he/she/it brightened
we brightened
you brightened
they brightened
Present Continuous
I am brightening
you are brightening
he/she/it is brightening
we are brightening
you are brightening
they are brightening
Present Perfect
I have brightened
you have brightened
he/she/it has brightened
we have brightened
you have brightened
they have brightened
Past Continuous
I was brightening
you were brightening
he/she/it was brightening
we were brightening
you were brightening
they were brightening
Past Perfect
I had brightened
you had brightened
he/she/it had brightened
we had brightened
you had brightened
they had brightened
Future
I will brighten
you will brighten
he/she/it will brighten
we will brighten
you will brighten
they will brighten
Future Perfect
I will have brightened
you will have brightened
he/she/it will have brightened
we will have brightened
you will have brightened
they will have brightened
Future Continuous
I will be brightening
you will be brightening
he/she/it will be brightening
we will be brightening
you will be brightening
they will be brightening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been brightening
you have been brightening
he/she/it has been brightening
we have been brightening
you have been brightening
they have been brightening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been brightening
you will have been brightening
he/she/it will have been brightening
we will have been brightening
you will have been brightening
they will have been brightening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been brightening
you had been brightening
he/she/it had been brightening
we had been brightening
you had been brightening
they had been brightening
Conditional
I would brighten
you would brighten
he/she/it would brighten
we would brighten
you would brighten
they would brighten
Past Conditional
I would have brightened
you would have brightened
he/she/it would have brightened
we would have brightened
you would have brightened
they would have brightened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.brighten - make lighter or brighter; "The paint will brighten the room"
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"
darken - make dark or darker; "darken a room"
2.brighten - become clear; "The sky cleared after the storm"

brighten

verb
1. cheer up, rally, take heart, perk up, buck up (informal), become cheerful Seeing him, she seemed to brighten a little.
cheer up sadden, blacken, become angry, look black, become gloomy, go crook (Austral. & N.Z. slang)
2. light up, shine, glow, gleam, clear up, lighten, enliven Her tearful eyes brightened with interest.
light up shadow, shade, dull, obscure, dim, overshadow, blacken, becloud, cloud over or up
3. enliven, animate, make brighter, vitalize Planted tubs brightened the area outside the door.
4. improve, pick up, rally, look up (informal), perk up, gain strength, take a turn for the better (informal) It is undeniable that the economic picture is brightening.
5. become brighter, light up, glow, gleam, clear up The sky above the ridge of the mountains brightened.

brighten

verb
1. To become brighter or fairer:
clear (up), lighten.
2. To make lively or animated:
Translations
يُضيئ، يَسْطَع
oživitrozjasnit
klare oplive op
hÿrga; lífga
rozjasniť
jasniti sepoživitirazsvetliti sezvedriti se
aydınlanmakaydınlatmak

brighten

[ˈbraɪtn] (also brighten up)
A. VT
1. (= make lighter) [+ room] → dar más luz a, iluminar más (TV) [+ picture] → dar brillo a
2. (= make more cheerful) [+ room] → alegrar; [+ situation] → mejorar
B. VI
1. [person] → animarse, alegrarse; [eyes] → iluminarse, brillar
2. [weather] → despejarse; [prospects] → mejorar

brighten

[ˈbraɪtən]
vt
(= add colour to) → égayer
(= make lighter) → éclaircir
(= improve) [+ prospects] → améliorer
vi
(= become happier) [face] → s'illuminer; [eyes] → s'allumer; [expression] → s'égayer
[weather, sky] → s'éclaircir
[prospects, situation] → s'améliorer
brighten up
vi
[person] → s'égayer
[weather] → s'éclaircir
[prospects] → s'améliorer
vt (= add colour to) → égayer
[make more cheerful] → animerbright lights npllumières fpl

brighten (up)

vt sep
(= make cheerful) spirits, personaufmuntern, aufheitern; room, atmosphereaufhellen, aufheitern; conversationbeleben; prospects, situationverbessern
(= make bright) colour, hairaufhellen; metalaufpolieren
vi
(weather, sky)sich aufklären or aufheitern
(person)fröhlicher werden; (face)sich aufhellen or aufheitern; (eyes)aufleuchten; (prospects)sich verbessern, freundlicher werden; (future)freundlicher aussehen

brighten

[ˈbraɪtn]
1. vt (also brighten up) (colour) → ravvivare; (television picture) → alzare la luminosità di; (house, room) → rallegrare; (situation) → migliorare
a child will brighten up your life → un figlio allieterà la tua vita
2. vi (also brighten up) (person) → rianimarsi, rallegrarsi; (eyes, expression) → illuminarsi; (weather) → schiarirsi

bright

(brait) adjective
1. shining with much light. bright sunshine.
2. (of a colour) strong and bold. a bright red car.
3. cheerful. a bright smile.
4. clever. bright children.
ˈbrightly adverb
ˈbrightness noun
ˈbrighten verb
(often with up) to make or become bright or brighter. The new wallpaper brightens up the room.
References in classic literature ?
With the ornaments on the walls and ceilings cleaned and brightened up, and with the heavy old-fashioned beds, chairs, and tables replaced by bright, pretty, and luxurious modern furniture, these two promised to be at once the most attractive and the most comfortable bedchambers in the hotel.
As he rose to his feet his heavy face brightened slowly with a terrible smile.
The embarrassing sense of her position had heightened her color and brightened her eyes.
These fair things are your friends and playmates now, and they will teach you many pleasant lessons, and give you many happy hours; while the garden where you once sat, weeping sad and bitter tears, is now brightened by your own happiness, filled with loving friends by your own kindly thoughts and feelings; and thus rendered a pleasant summer home for the gentle, happy child, whose bosom flower will never fade.
Up the chimney roared the fire, and brightened the room with its broad blaze.
It is my poverty that my hand never ceaseth bestowing; it is mine envy that I see waiting eyes and the brightened nights of longing.
The dull day brightened wonderfully after that, and the time flew pleasantly, as tongues and needles went together.
He had such a cheery way of whistling, she had told me, it had always brightened her at her work to hear him whistling, and when he whistled he stood with his legs apart, and his hands in the pockets of his knickerbockers.
The man seemed to have brightened with the night, as he went on.
There was one old lady who always had about half a dozen cards to pay for, at which everybody laughed, regularly every round; and when the old lady looked cross at having to pay, they laughed louder than ever; on which the old lady's face gradually brightened up, till at last she laughed louder than any of them, Then, when the spinster aunt got 'matrimony,' the young ladies laughed afresh, and the Spinster aunt seemed disposed to be pettish; till, feeling Mr.
To the younger men belonged the court uniforms that here and there brightened up the crowd.
Everyone brightened at the sight of this pretty young woman, so soon to become a mother, so full of life and health, and carrying her burden so lightly.