HyperDic: darken

English > 3 senses of the word darken:
VERBchangedarkenbecome dark or darker
contactdarkentarnish or stain
changedarkenmake dark or darker
darken > pronunciation
Soundsdaa'rkahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > darken: 3 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBecome dark or darker.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The sky darkened"
Caused bydarkenmake dark or darker
Narrowerblack out, blacken outdarken completely
duskBecome dusk
overcloud, cloud over, cloud upBecome covered with clouds
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Oppositelighten, lighten upBecome lighter
Spanishennegrecer, obscurecer, oscurecer
Catalanbronzejar-se, enfosquir-se, enfosquir, obscurir-se, obscurir
Nounsdarkeningchanging to a darker color / color
English > darken: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningtarnish or stain.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"a scandal that darkened the family's good name"
Broadertarnish, stain, maculate, sully, defilemake dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air
Spanishensombrecer, manchar
English > darken: 3 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake dark or darker.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"darken a room"
Cause todarkenBecome dark or darker
Narrowerbenight, bedimmake darker and difficult to perceive by sight
blind, dimmake dim by comparison or conceal
dimmake dim or lusterless
dunmake a dun color / color
embrownCause to darken
murkmake dark, dim, or gloomy
overcast, cloudmake overcast or cloudy
shadow, shade, shade offcast a shadow over
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositebrighten, lighten up, lightenmake lighter or brighter / brighter
Spanishennegrecerse, oscurecerse, oscurecer
Catalanembrunir-se, enfosquir-se, obscurir-se
Nounsdarkeningchanging to a darker color / color

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