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English verb: lighten up

1. lighten up (emotion) make more cheerful


SamplesThe conversation lightened me up a bit.


Synonymsbuoy up, lighten


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)cheer


Causebuoy up, lighten, lighten up


Antonymsweigh down, weigh on

2. lighten up (communication) become more cheerful


SamplesAfter a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit.


Synonymsbuoy up, lighten


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)cheer, cheer up, chirk up

3. lighten up (change) make lighter or brighter


SamplesThe paint will brighten the room.


Synonymsbrighten, lighten


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


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Antonymsdarken

4. lighten up (change) become lighter


SamplesThe room lightened up.


Synonymslighten


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)illume, illuminate, illumine, irradiate, light, light up


Antonymsdarken









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