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To shine, glow or give off light - thesaurus

Synonyms

shine

verb

if the sun shines, it produces a bright light and the weather is usually warm

glow

verb

to shine with a soft light

flash

verb

to shine brightly for a very short time, or to shine on and off very quickly

flare

verb

to suddenly burn or shine brightly

gleam

verb

to shine brightly

sparkle

verb

to shine with small points of reflected light

glare

verb

to shine with a very strong light that makes you feel uncomfortable

stream

verb

to shine or give off light

blaze

verb

to shine very brightly

catch the light

if something catches the light, it shines because it is reflecting light

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beam

verb

to send out light, heat, or energy

blaze

verb

to show a very bright colour

blink

verb

if a light blinks, it goes on and off continuously

burn

verb

if a light is burning, it is switched on

cast

verb

mainly literary to make light or a shadow appear in a particular place

dazzle

verb

if a bright light dazzles you, you cannot see for a short period of time

diffuse

verb

if light diffuses, or if something diffuses it, it shines over a large area but not very brightly

emit

verb

to send something out into the air, especially gas, light, or heat

glimmer

verb

to shine with a soft weak light that is not steady

glint

verb

to shine with quick flashes of light

glisten

verb

if something glistens, it shines because it is wet or covered with oil

glitter

verb

to shine with a lot of small quick flashes of light

glow

verb

if a place or object glows with colour, it has a lot of bright colours

illuminate

verb

formal to make a place bright with light, or to shine a light on something

illumine

verb

literary to illuminate

irradiate

verb

literary to shine light on something and make it brighter

light

verb

to make a place brighter by giving it light

light

verb

if you light someone’s way, you use a light to lead them through a dark place

light up

to become bright or light

light up

if a light lights up, it starts to shine

outshine

verb

to shine more brightly than something else

pick out

to shine a light on someone or something so that they are easy to see

shimmer

verb

to reflect a gentle light that seems to shake slightly

shine

verb

used about the moon, stars, lights, and other things that produce light

shine

verb

to make the light from a torch or other light shine in a particular direction

spark

verb

to produce sparks

sparkle

verb

if someone’s eyes sparkle, they are bright and lively

spotlight

verb

to shine a spotlight on someone or something, especially a performer on a stage

throw

verb

if something throws light or shadows somewhere, it makes light or shadows appear there

twinkle

verb

if lights or stars twinkle, they become brighter then weaker in a way that is not steady or continuous

wink

verb

if a light winks, it flashes on and off very quickly

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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