brighten

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  • verb

Synonyms for brighten

cheer up

Antonyms

enliven

Synonyms

improve

Synonyms

become brighter

Synonyms

Synonyms for brighten

to become brighter or fairer

Synonyms

to make lively or animated

Synonyms for brighten

make lighter or brighter

Related Words

Antonyms

become clear

References in classic literature ?
A faint flush rose on her cheeks -her eyes brightened -- she stirred the tea round and round in her cup in a restless, impatient manner which was not natural to her.
Then, with a kind farewell, the gentle Fairy floated upward through the sunny air, smiling down upon the child, until she vanished in the soft, white clouds, and little Annie stood alone in her enchanted garden, where all was brightened with the radiant light, and fragrant with the perfume of her fairy flower.
His face at first wore the melancholy expression, almost despondency, of one who travels a wild and bleak road, at nightfall and alone, but soon brightened up when he saw the kindly warmth of his reception.
He had such a cheery way of whistling, she had told me, it had always brightened her at her work to hear him whistling, and when he whistled he stood with his legs apart, and his hands in the pockets of his knickerbockers.
He remembered noting how her eyes had brightened as she talked with the newcomer--confound it all, was he getting jealous?
With the ornaments on the walls and ceilings cleaned and brightened up, and with the heavy old-fashioned beds, chairs, and tables replaced by bright, pretty, and luxurious modern furniture, these two promised to be at once the most attractive and the most comfortable bedchambers in the hotel.
The embarrassing sense of her position had heightened her color and brightened her eyes.
The dull day brightened wonderfully after that, and the time flew pleasantly, as tongues and needles went together.
As he rose to his feet his heavy face brightened slowly with a terrible smile.
The tones of his voice deepened, the luster of his eyes brightened.
It is my poverty that my hand never ceaseth bestowing; it is mine envy that I see waiting eyes and the brightened nights of longing.
Tearing open the telegram, he read it through, guessing at the words, misspelt as they always are in telegrams, and his face brightened.
In the meantime, Edward returned suitable replies to Mrs Varden's courtesies, and that lady brightened up very much; so that when he accepted a dish of tea from the fair hands of Dolly, she was perfectly agreeable.
The man seemed to have brightened with the night, as he went on.
There was one old lady who always had about half a dozen cards to pay for, at which everybody laughed, regularly every round; and when the old lady looked cross at having to pay, they laughed louder than ever; on which the old lady's face gradually brightened up, till at last she laughed louder than any of them, Then, when the spinster aunt got 'matrimony,' the young ladies laughed afresh, and the Spinster aunt seemed disposed to be pettish; till, feeling Mr.