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Definition of the verb brighten

What does brighten mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: brightened | brightening | brightens

  1. make more cheerful through the use of color
  2. become clear

Alternative definition of the verb brighten

verb

  1. [transitive] To make bright or brighter in color
  2. [transitive] To add luster or splendor to
  3. [transitive] [figuratively] To make more cheerful and pleasant; to enliven
  4. [intransitive] To grow bright, or more bright in color; to clear up
  5. [intransitive] To become brighter or more cheerful in mood

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Brighten is a pop rock band from Chico, California, consisting of brothers Justin and Jimmy Richards, and Alex Draper. The band has recently been on tour with This Providence, Cute Is What We Aim For, Eisley, and All Time Low. In 2007, their debut album, King vs. Queen, was released on Carbon Copy Media, without the band's full knowledge.

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Google previewIntroduction to Health Care Management (2016)

by Sharon B. Buchbinder, Nancy H. Shanks

BRIGHTEN is a patient-centered assessment and treatment program that relies on a “virtual” team communication and treatment planning. The virtual process was based on the Virtual Integrated Practice (VIP) model, which addresses the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

* To BRIGHTEN.

Google previewA Dictionary of Some Tuamotuan Dialects of the Polynesian Language (2013)

by J.F. Stimson, Donald Stanley Marshall

To brighten, commence to clear; as the sky on a rainy day when a rift appears in the clouds, showing a patch of clear or lighter sky. | ma.rake.rake To be -dazzled, -blinded; as by strong Sunlight. ANA To be -cleared, -open, -bare; as land. Bare ...

Google previewA dictionary of the English language. Abstracted from the folio ed., by the author. To which is prefixed, A grammar of the English language (1792)

by Samuel Johnson

To brighten 's to adorn.

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and Meaning (1790)

One Main Object of which Is, to Establish a Plain and Permanent Standard of Pronunciation, to which is Prefixed a Prosodial Grammar by Thomas Sheridan

To enlighten, to illuminate; to brighten, to adorn. To ILLUMINE, sl-lu'-mln. v.a. To enlighten, to supply with light; ta decorate, to adorn. To ILLUMINATE, il-lu'-m£-nate. v. a. To enlighten, to supply ...

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Usage statistics about brighten

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb brighten:

lightenbrightenclear

Comparison of usage frequency between the verb brighten and its most common antonym:

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Quotes about Brighten

There are moments of life that we never forget, which brighten and brighten as time steals away. (James Gates Percival)
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Scrabble value of B3R1I1G2H4T1E1N1

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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