HyperDic: benight

English > 3 senses of the word benight:
VERBemotionbenightovertake with darkness or night
contactbenightenvelop with social, intellectual, or moral darkness
changebenight, bedimmake darker and difficult to perceive by sight
benight > pronunciation
Soundsbiynay't
Rhymesacolyte ... write: 181 rhymes with ayt...
English > benight: 3 senses > verb 1, emotion
Meaningovertake with darkness or night.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Broaderoverwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtakeOvercome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
Spanishanochecer, ignorar, oscurecer
Catalanignorar
English > benight: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningenvelop with social, intellectual, or moral darkness.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Example"The benighted peoples of this area"
Broaderenvelop, enfold, enwrap, wrap, encloseenclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
English > benight: 3 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake darker and difficult to perceive by sight.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymbedim
Broaderdarkenmake dark or darker
Spanishennegrecer, obscurecer
Catalanenfosquir, ennegrir

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