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English verb: darken

1. darken (change) become dark or darker


SamplesThe sky darkened.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)black out, blacken out, cloud over, cloud up, dusk, overcloud


Antonymslighten up, lighten

2. darken (contact) tarnish or stain


SamplesA scandal that darkened the family's good name.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)defile, maculate, stain, sully, tarnish

3. darken (change) make dark or darker


SamplesDarken a room.


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


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)bedim, benight, blind, cloud, dim, dim, dun, embrown, murk, overcast, shade, shade off, shadow


Causedarken


Antonymsbrighten, lighten up, lighten









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