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English verb: benight

1. benight (emotion) overtake with darkness or night

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, sweep over, whelm

2. benight (contact) envelop with social, intellectual, or moral darkness

SamplesThe benighted peoples of this area.

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, wrap

3. benight (change) make darker and difficult to perceive by sight


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)darken

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