brighten - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/ˈbraɪt(ə)n/
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 colour or light
    1. a.
      [transitive] to give something more colour or light

      Light colours brighten a dark room.

  2. 2

    brighten

    or

    brighten up

    [intransitive] to start looking or feeling happier

phrasal verbs