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English verb: redden

1. redden (body) turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame


SamplesThe girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by.


Synonymsblush, crimson, flush


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)color, colour, discolor, discolour

2. redden (change) make red


SamplesThe setting sun reddened the sky.


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


Broader (hypernym)color, color in, colorise, colorize, colour, colour in, colourise, colourize


Narrower (hyponym)carmine, encrimson, madder, rubify, ruddle, vermilion

3. redden (change) turn red or redder


SamplesThe sky reddened.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)color, colour, discolor, discolour


Narrower (hyponym)blush









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