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Brighten synonyms
brīt'n
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To become light; grow brighter
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  1. To become light; grow brighter
  2. To lessen the severity or oppressiveness of:
  3. To alleviate; to reduce the burden of.
(Now Rare) To use profitably or to good advantage
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  1. (Now Rare) To use profitably or to good advantage
  2. To raise to a more desirable or more excellent quality or condition; make better:
  3. To become better:
To give off a bright light as a result of great heat; be incandescent or red-hot
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  1. To give off a bright light as a result of great heat; be incandescent or red-hot
  2. To be or feel hot; give out heat
  3. To give out a steady, even light without flame or blaze
To give birth to young. Used especially of rabbits.
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  1. To give birth to young. Used especially of rabbits.
  2. To cause to glow; light up:
  3. To build or fuel (a fire).
To become smooth or shiny by being rubbed:
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  1. To become smooth or shiny by being rubbed:
  2. To take a polish; become glossy, elegant, or refined
  3. To refine or remove flaws from; perfect or complete:
To make or become shiny by rubbing; polish
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  1. To make or become shiny by rubbing; polish
  2. To rub with a tool that serves especially to smooth or polish.
To become cheerful:
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  1. To become cheerful:
  2. To lessen the severity or oppressiveness of:
  3. To become light; grow brighter
To salute or acclaim with cheers; applaud.
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  1. To salute or acclaim with cheers; applaud.
  2. To greet or applaud with cheers
  3. To shout cheers.
(Archaic) To be or become glad
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  1. (Archaic) To be or become glad
  2. To make glad:
  3. To cause (something) to become more glad.
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(Informal) All the way; completely:
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  1. (Informal) All the way; completely:
  2. To become clear, unclouded, etc.
  3. In a clear manner; so as to be clear
(Archaic) To give knowledge to; enlighten
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  1. (Archaic) To give knowledge to; enlighten
  2. (Intransitive) To become less serious or more cheerful.
  3. To become light; grow brighter
To stimulate to action or creative effort; inspire
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  1. To stimulate to action or creative effort; inspire
  2. To give life to; fill with life:
  3. To give motion to; put into action
To make active, vivacious, interesting, or cheerful; liven up or brighten
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  1. To make active, vivacious, interesting, or cheerful; liven up or brighten
  2. To make more lively, cheerful or interesting.
To provide, cover, or fill with light; illuminate:
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  1. To provide, cover, or fill with light; illuminate:
  2. Electromagnetic energy of a wavelength just outside the range the human eye can detect, such as infrared light and ultraviolet light.
  3. In a light manner; lightly.
Find another word for brighten. In this page you can discover 27 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for brighten, like: clear up, lighten, grow calm, improve, grow sunny, become gentle, glow, kindle, polish, burnish and lighten.