HyperDic: brighten

English > 2 senses of the word brighten:
VERBchangebrighten, lighten up, lightenmake lighter or brighter / brighter
weatherbrighten, clear up, clear, light upbecome clear
brighten > pronunciation
Soundsbray'tahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > brighten: 2 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake lighter or brighter / brighter.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The paint will brighten the room"
Synonymslighten up, lighten
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositedarkenmake dark or darker
Spanishabrillantar, avivar, clarear, enlustrecer
Catalanabrillantar, avivar, clarejar, enllustrar
English > brighten: 2 senses > verb 2, weather
MeaningBecome clear.
PatternSomething ----s; It is ----ing
Synonymsclear up, clear, light up
Oppositeovercast, cloudmake overcast or cloudy
Spanishabrir, aclararse, aclarar, despejarse, despejar, mejorar, salir el sol, salir el so
Catalanaclarir-se, asserenar-se, desemboirar-se, desencapotar-se, esclarir-se, millorar, obrir-se, obrir, sortir el sol

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