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dark·en

 (där′kən)
v. dark·ened, dark·en·ing, dark·ens
v.tr.
1.
a. To make dark or darker.
b. To give a darker hue to.
2. To fill with sadness; make gloomy.
3. To render vague or uncertain; obscure: The sudden drop in stock prices darkened the future for investors.
4. To tarnish or stain: a scandal that darkened the family's good name.
v.intr.
To become dark or darker.

dark′en·er n.

darken

(ˈdɑːkən)
vb
1. to make or become dark or darker
2. to make or become gloomy, angry, or sad: his mood darkened.
3. darken someone's door (usually used with a negative) to visit someone: never darken my door again!.
ˈdarkener n

dark•en

(ˈdɑr kən)

v.t., v.i.
1. to make or become dark or darker.
2. to make or become obscure.
3. to make or become less white or clear in color.
4. to make or become gloomy; sadden or dampen.
5. to make or become clouded, furrowed, etc., as with worry or anger.
[1250–1300]
dark′en•er, n.

darken


Past participle: darkened
Gerund: darkening

Imperative
darken
darken
Present
I darken
you darken
he/she/it darkens
we darken
you darken
they darken
Preterite
I darkened
you darkened
he/she/it darkened
we darkened
you darkened
they darkened
Present Continuous
I am darkening
you are darkening
he/she/it is darkening
we are darkening
you are darkening
they are darkening
Present Perfect
I have darkened
you have darkened
he/she/it has darkened
we have darkened
you have darkened
they have darkened
Past Continuous
I was darkening
you were darkening
he/she/it was darkening
we were darkening
you were darkening
they were darkening
Past Perfect
I had darkened
you had darkened
he/she/it had darkened
we had darkened
you had darkened
they had darkened
Future
I will darken
you will darken
he/she/it will darken
we will darken
you will darken
they will darken
Future Perfect
I will have darkened
you will have darkened
he/she/it will have darkened
we will have darkened
you will have darkened
they will have darkened
Future Continuous
I will be darkening
you will be darkening
he/she/it will be darkening
we will be darkening
you will be darkening
they will be darkening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been darkening
you have been darkening
he/she/it has been darkening
we have been darkening
you have been darkening
they have been darkening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been darkening
you will have been darkening
he/she/it will have been darkening
we will have been darkening
you will have been darkening
they will have been darkening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been darkening
you had been darkening
he/she/it had been darkening
we had been darkening
you had been darkening
they had been darkening
Conditional
I would darken
you would darken
he/she/it would darken
we would darken
you would darken
they would darken
Past Conditional
I would have darkened
you would have darkened
he/she/it would have darkened
we would have darkened
you would have darkened
they would have darkened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.darken - become dark or darker; "The sky darkened"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
dusk - become dusk
blacken out, black out - darken completely; "The dining room blackened out"
cloud over, cloud up, overcloud - become covered with clouds; "The sky clouded over"
lighten up, lighten - become lighter; "The room lightened up"
2.darken - tarnish or stain; "a scandal that darkened the family's good name"
maculate, tarnish, defile, sully, stain - make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"
3.darken - make dark or darker; "darken a 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"
embrown - cause to darken
murk - make dark, dim, or gloomy
dun - make a dun color
blind, dim - make dim by comparison or conceal
dim - make dim or lusterless; "Time had dimmed the silver"
bedim, benight - make darker and difficult to perceive by sight
shade, shade off, shadow - cast a shadow over
cloud, overcast - make overcast or cloudy; "Fall weather often overcasts our beaches"
brighten, lighten up, lighten - make lighter or brighter; "The paint will brighten the room"

darken

verb
2. make dark, shade, blacken, make darker, deepen She darkened her eyebrows with mascara.
3. become gloomy, blacken, become angry, look black, go crook (Austral. & N.Z. slang), grow troubled His face suddenly darkened.
become gloomy encourage, cheer, hearten, perk up, gladden, make happy, become cheerful
4. sadden, upset, cloud, blacken, cast a pall over, cast a gloom upon Nothing was going to darken his mood today.

darken

verb
To make dark or darker:
Translations
يُظْلِم، يُصْبِحُ داكِنا
zatemnitztmavnout
blive mørkformørkegøre mørk
pimentääpimentyätummentaatummentua
elsötétítelsötétül
dekkja; verîa dimmur
stmievať sa
stemniti sezatemniti
karar mak

darken

[ˈdɑːkən]
A. VT [+ sky] → oscurecer; [+ colour] → hacer más oscuro
a darkened roomun cuarto oscuro
to darken sb's door never darken my door again!¡no vuelvas nunca por aquí!
B. VI [room, landscape] → oscurecerse; [sky] (at nightfall) → oscurecerse; (= cloud over) → nublarse; [colour] → ponerse más oscuro (fig) [face, future] → ensombrecerse

darken

[ˈdɑːrkən]
vt
[+ hair, eyelashes] → teindre
to darken one's eyelashes → se teindre les cils
[+ wood, colour] → foncer
vi [face, sky] → s'obscurcir, s'assombrir

darken

vt
(lit)dunkel machen; skyverdunkeln; (before storm) → verfinstern; to darken one’s hair/eyelashessich (dat)die Haare/Wimpern dunkel färben; the sun darkened her skindie Sonne hat ihre Haut gebräunt
(fig)trüben; futuretrüben, verdüstern; never darken my door again!lassen Sie sich hier nicht mehr blicken!
vi
(lit)dunkel werden; (sky)sich verdunkeln; (before storm) → sich verfinstern
(fig, atmosphere, mood) → sich trüben, sich verdüstern; (face, eyes)sich verfinstern

darken

[ˈdɑːkn]
1. vt (room) → oscurare; (colour, photo) → scurire
2. vi (room, sky) → oscurarsi; (colour) → scurirsi

dark

(daːk) adjective
1. without light. a dark room; It's getting dark; the dark (= not cheerful) side.
2. blackish or closer to black than white. a dark red colour; a dark (= not very white or fair) complexion; Her hair is dark.
3. evil and usually secret. dark deeds; a dark secret.
noun
absence of light. in the dark; afraid of the dark; He never goes out after dark; We are in the dark (= we have no knowledge) about what is happening.
ˈdarken verb
to make or become dark or darker.
ˈdarkness noun
the state of being dark.
keep it dark
to keep something a secret. They're engaged to be married but they want to keep it dark.

darken

vt. oscurecer.

darken

vt, vi (derm, etc.) oscurecer(se)
References in classic literature ?
Awful and threatening scowls darken the face of the West Wind in his clouded, south-west mood; and from the King's throne-hall in the western board stronger gusts reach you, like the fierce shouts of raving fury to which only the gloomy grandeur of the scene imparts a saving dignity.
Three days later he received the scrap-book from a messenger, with a note warning him never again to darken his Old Friend's door.
And some, contrariwise, darken their virtue in the show of it; so as they be undervalued in opinion.
The blinds were partly drawn to darken the room, and Mrs.
And not for that day and hour alone were the mind and conscience darkened of this man on whom the responsibility for what was happening lay more than on all the others who took part in it.
I met my mates in the morning (I'll never meet them more!); They came and went in legions that darkened all the shore.
But the traveller, travelling through it, May not - dare not openly view it; Never its mysteries are exposed To the weak human eye unclosed; So wills its King, who hath forbid The uplifting of the fringed lid; And thus the sad Soul that here passes Beholds it but through darkened glasses.
That with soft touch now brightens into jade Lintel and door, and when she lifts the blind Floats through the darkened chamber of her sleep; While leagues away my love-winged messages Go flocking home; and though they mingle not, Our thoughts seek one another.
The first glimpse made me start - but my eyes were darkened with exhaustion and despair.
By degrees, as they could bear no more, they dropped off one by one, and lights twinkled in little casements; which lights, as the casements darkened, and more stars came out, seemed to have shot up into the sky instead of having been extinguished.
I went through the dreary house, and darkened the windows.
A black screen was drawn across his mirror of inner vision, and fancy lay in a darkened sick-room where entered no ray of light.