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English verb: brighten

1. brighten (change) make lighter or brighter

SamplesThe paint will brighten the room.

Synonymslighten, lighten up

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

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


2. brighten (weather) become clear

SamplesThe sky cleared after the storm.

Synonymsclear, clear up, light up

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
It is ----ing

Antonymscloud, overcast

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