HyperDic: lighten_up

English > 4 senses of the expression lighten up:
VERBemotionlighten up, lighten, buoy upmake more cheerful
communicationlighten up, lighten, buoy upbecome more cheerful
changelighten up, brighten, lightenmake lighter or brighter / brighter
changelighten up, lightenbecome lighter
English > lighten up: 4 senses > verb 1, emotion
Meaningmake more cheerful.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymslighten, 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 up: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningBecome more cheerful.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymslighten, buoy up
Caused bylighten, lighten up, buoy upmake more cheerful
Broadercheer, cheer up, chirk upBecome cheerful
Spanishflotar
English > lighten up: 4 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake lighter or brighter / brighter.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsbrighten, lighten
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositedarkenmake dark or darker
Spanishabrillantar, avivar, clarear, enlustrecer
Catalanabrillantar, avivar, clarejar, enllustrar
English > lighten up: 4 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningBecome lighter.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymlighten
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

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