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Definition of the verb brighten
What does brighten mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: brightened | brightening | brightens
- make more cheerful through the use of color
- example: The paint will brighten the room
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] Bill dried the clothes [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] The clothes dried wrinkled [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Tony broke the piggy bank open with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] Tony broke the glass to pieces [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Tony broke the glass to pieces with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument] Bill dried the clothes with a hairdryer [Instrument] [Verb] [Patient] The hairdryer dried the clothes [Patient] [Verb] The clothes dried | The roses bloomed [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] Piggy banks break open [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Piggy banks break open with a hammer [Patient] [Verb] [Adverb] Copper rods bend easily | Cotton clothes dry easily | Crystal vases break easily | Idaho potatoes bake beautifully [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] Glasses break to pieces [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Glasses break to pieces with a rock
Verbs of Change of State (with the same syntax): abase, abate, abbreviate, abrade, abridge, accelerate, acetify, acidify, activate, advance, age, agglomerate, air, alkalify, alter, ameliorate, americanize, amplify, anesthetize, anglicize, animate, apostatize, atomize, attenuate, augment, awake, awaken, balance, beautify, bedew, bifurcate, bisect, blacken, blast, bleach, bloody, blunt, blur, bolshevize, botch, broaden, burn, burst, calcify, capacitate, capsize, caramelize, carbonize, castrate, categorize, catholicize, cauterize, change, char, cheapen, chill, chlorinate, christianize, circumcise, civilize, clean, clear, clog, close, clouded, coagulate, coarsen, collapse, collect, commercialize, compress, condense, constrict, constringe, construct, contract, cool, correct, corrode, corrugate, corrupt, cremate, crimson, crisp, crumble, crystallize, curdle, dampen, darken, de-escalate, deafen, decelerate, decentralize, decrease, deepen, deflate, defrost, degenerate, degrade, dehumidify, dehydrate, demagnetize, demobilize, democratize, depressurize, desalinate, desiccate, destabilize, deteriorate, detonate, devalue, diffract, diffuse, dilate, dilute, dim, diminish, dirty, disintegrate, dislocate, disorganize, disperse, dissipate, dissolve, diversify, divide, domesticate, double, drain, dry, dull, ease, effeminate, emaciate, emasculate, embitter, embrocate, empty, emulsify, energize, enhance, enlarge, equalize, equilibrate, eternalize, europeanize, evaporate, even, expand, explode, fade, famish, fatten, federate, feminize, fertilize, fill, firm, flatten, flood, fossilize, fray, freeze, freshen, frost, fructify, fuse, gasify, gelatinize, gladden, granulate, gray, grow, halt, harden, harmonize, hasten, heal, heat, heighten, humidify, hush, hybridize, hydrogenate, ignite, improve, incinerate, increase, incubate, inflate, intensify, invert, iodize, ionize, kindle, laminate, lengthen, lessen, level, levitate, light, lighten, lignify, liquefy, loop, loose, loosen, macerate, magnetize, magnify, mature, mechanize, mellow, melt, mineralize, mobilize, moderate, modernize, modulate, moisten, motorize, muddy, multiply, mute, narrow, nasalize, nationalize, naturalize, neutralize, nitrify, normalize, objectify, obscure, open, operate, ossify, overturn, oxidize, pale, paralyze, pasteurize, perfect, petrify, polarize, polymerize, pop, popularize, proliferate, propagate, publicize, pulverize, purify, purple, putrefy, quadruple, quicken, quiet, quieten, rarefy, reanimate, redden, regularize, rekindle, reopen, reproduce, resuscitate, reverse, revive, ripen, roughen, rupture, saponify, scorch, sear, secularize, sharpen, short, short-circuit, shorten, shrink, shrivel, shush, shut, sicken, silence, silver, singe, sink, slack, slacken, slim, slow, smooth, soak, sober, soften, solidify, sour, sovietize, sprout, stabilize, standardize, steady, steep, steepen, sterilize, stiffen, stratify, strengthen, submerge, subside, sunburn, sweeten, tame, tan, taper, tauten, tense, thaw, thicken, thin, tighten, tilt, tire, topple, toughen, tousle, tranquilize, treble, triple, ulcerate, unionize, urbanize, vaporize, vary, ventilate, vibrate, vitrify, volatilize, vulcanize, wake, waken, warm, weaken, westernize, wet, whiten, widen, worsen, yellow.
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonyms of brighten: lighten / lighten up
- antonym of brighten: darken
- more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
- become clear
Alternative definition of the verb brighten
- [transitive] To make bright or brighter in color
- [transitive] To add luster or splendor to
- [transitive] [figuratively] To make more cheerful and pleasant; to enliven
- [intransitive] To grow bright, or more bright in color; to clear up
- [intransitive] To become brighter or more cheerful in mood
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.
- genres: Indie rock, Pop rock, Alternative rock, Alternative country
- albums: "Ready When You Are", "King Vs Queen", "Early Love", "Be Human", "Poor Mama", "Peace and Quiet", "I'll Always Be Around"
- official website: www.myspace.com/wearebrighten
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Brighten
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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 ...
Encyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)
* To BRIGHTEN.
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 ...
A 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.
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
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- Brighten Meaning
Video shows what brighten means. To make bright or brighter in color. To make illustrious, or more distinguished, to add luster or splendor to. To make more ...
- Photoshop Tutorial- How to Brighten and Add Definition.
- Brighten up Meaning
Video shows what brighten up means. To become brighter. To make cheerful.. Brighten up Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to say ...
- The Effective ESL Courses to Brighten Up Your Career
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Quotes about Brighten
Just being happy helps other souls along Their burdens may be heavy and they not strong And your own sky will lighten, If other skies you brighten, by just being happy with a heart full of song. (Ripley D. Saunders)
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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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