What does brighten mean?

Definitions for brighten
ˈbraɪt nbright·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brighten, lighten up, lighten(verb)

    make lighter or brighter

    "The paint will brighten the room"

  2. clear up, clear, light up, brighten(verb)

    become clear

    "The sky cleared after the storm"

Wiktionary

  1. brighten(Verb)

    To make bright or brighter in color

    We brightened the room with a new coat of paint.

  2. brighten(Verb)

    To add luster or splendor to

  3. brighten(Verb)

    To make more cheerful and pleasant; to enliven

    Having Mark around the place really brightens things up.

  4. brighten(Verb)

    To grow bright, or more bright in color; to clear up

  5. brighten(Verb)

    To become brighter or more cheerful in mood

    She brightened when I changed the subject.

  6. Origin: Anglo-Saxon beorhtan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brighten(adj)

    to make bright or brighter; to make to shine; to increase the luster of; to give a brighter hue to

  2. Brighten(adj)

    to make illustrious, or more distinguished; to add luster or splendor to

  3. Brighten(adj)

    to improve or relieve by dispelling gloom or removing that which obscures and darkens; to shed light upon; to make cheerful; as, to brighten one's prospects

  4. Brighten(adj)

    to make acute or witty; to enliven

  5. Brighten(verb)

    to grow bright, or more bright; to become less dark or gloomy; to clear up; to become bright or cheerful

Freebase

  1. Brighten

    Brighten is a pop rock band from Chico, California, consisting of brothers Justin and Jimmy Richards, and Alex Draper. The band has recently been on tour with This Providence, Cute Is What We Aim For, Eisley, and All Time Low. In 2007, their debut album, King vs. Queen, was released on Carbon Copy Media, without the band's full knowledge.

Anagrams for brighten »

  1. berthing

  2. bringeth

How to pronounce brighten?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say brighten in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brighten in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brighten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of brighten in a Sentence

  1. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    By lighting another’s candle you brighten your own.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    I drink a cup of sunlight every morning to brighten myself.

  3. Isaac Asimov:

    There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.

  4. RJ Intindola:

    True friendship is like the sun that you can't always see in the darkness of night, but you know will return to brighten your day. RJ Intindola-1987

  5. Ramiz Hasani:

    People say that on their way to work on any depressing Monday morning, dad would put a smile on their faces and brighten their day with some remark or joke.

Images & Illustrations of brighten

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