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What light can do - thesaurus

Synonyms

reflect

verb

physics if a surface reflects something, you can see the image of that thing on the surface

flood

verb

if light floods into a place or floods a place, the place becomes filled with bright light

fade

verb

if the light fades, it gets dark

filter

verb

if light or sound filters into a place, only a little of it enters that place

waver

verb

if a light or image wavers, it is not steady and it shakes or changes a lot

bend

verb

if light bends, it changes direction

focus

verb

science if a lens or mirror focuses rays of light, or if they focus, they meet at a particular point

catch

verb

if light catches something, or if something catches the light, the light shines on it and makes it look bright and shiny

bathe

verb

mainly literary to fill an area with light

play

verb

mainly literary if something such as light plays somewhere, it moves quickly over a surface, appearing in different places for a very short time

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bounce off

if light or sound bounces off a surface, it hits it and then moves away from it again

darken

verb

to become darker, or to make something darker

diffusion

noun

the movement of light in many directions after it hits a surface that is not smooth or when it passes though a substance that is not completely clear

dim

verb

if a light dims, or if someone dims it, it becomes less bright

fall

verb

mainly literary if something such as a shadow or light falls on a surface, it goes over or onto the surface

guide

verb

if a light, signal, etc. guides someone or something, it shows them where to go

illuminate

verb

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

illumine

verb

literary to illuminate

pierce

verb

mainly literary if sound or light pierces something, it suddenly sounds very loudly or shines very brightly

reflect

verb

if light reflects, or if something reflects light, the light shines back off that thing

reflective

adjective

physics able to reflect light

refract

verb

if a surface such as water or glass refracts light, light travels in a slightly different direction after it hits the surface, so that the surface appears to bend it

spill

verb

mainly literary if light spills somewhere, a lot of it shines on something

strike

verb

if light strikes something, it shines on it

travel

verb

if light or sound travels from one place to another, it moves there

BuzzWord

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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