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verb     brighten pronunciation in American English
/ˈbraɪt(ə)n/
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present tense
I/you/we/theybrighten
he/she/itbrightens
present participlebrightening
past tensebrightened
past participlebrightened
  1. 1

    brighten

    or

    brighten up

    [intransitive] to start to have more color or light
    1. a.
      [transitive] to give something more color or light

      Light colors brighten a dark room.

  2. 2

    brighten

    or

    brighten up

    [intransitive] to start looking or feeling happier

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