HyperDic: lighten

English > 6 senses of the word lighten:
VERBemotionlighten, lighten up, buoy upmake more cheerful
contactlightenreduce the weight on
communicationlighten, lighten up, buoy upbecome more cheerful
changelighten, brighten, lighten upmake lighter or brighter / brighter
changelighten, lighten upbecome lighter
changelighten, relievealleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive
lighten > pronunciation
Soundslay'tahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > lighten: 6 senses > verb 1, emotion
Meaningmake more cheerful.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"the conversation lightened me up a bit"
Synonymslighten up, buoy up
Cause tolighten, lighten up, buoy upBecome more cheerful
Broadercheershow approval or good wishes by shouting
Oppositeweigh down, weigh onBe oppressive or disheartening to
Spanishdar aliento, dar ánimos
English > lighten: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningReduce the weight on; make lighter.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"she lightened the load on the tired donkey"
Broaderunburden, disburdenTake the burden off
Spanishaligerar
English > lighten: 6 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningBecome more cheerful.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit"
Synonymslighten up, buoy up
Caused bylighten, lighten up, buoy upmake more cheerful
Broadercheer, cheer up, chirk upBecome cheerful
Spanishflotar
English > lighten: 6 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningmake lighter or brighter / brighter.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsbrighten, lighten up
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositedarkenmake dark or darker
Spanishabrillantar, avivar, clarear, enlustrecer
Catalanabrillantar, avivar, clarejar, enllustrar
English > lighten: 6 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningBecome lighter.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The room lightened up"
Synonymlighten up
Narrowerirradiatecast rays of light upon
light, illume, illumine, light up, illuminatemake lighter or brighter
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
OppositedarkenBecome dark or darker
Spanishiluminarse
Catalanil·luminar-se
English > lighten: 6 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningalleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents"
Synonymrelieve
Broadermitigatemake less severe or harsh

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