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Definition of Brighten


  1. To make bright or brighter; to make to shine; to increase the luster of; to give a brighter hue to.
  2. To make illustrious, or more distinguished; to add luster or splendor to.
  3. To improve or relieve by dispelling gloom or removing that which obscures and darkens; to shed light upon; to make cheerful; as, to brighten one's prospects.
  4. To make acute or witty; to enliven.
  5. To grow bright, or more bright; to become less dark or gloomy; to clear up; to become bright or cheerful.

Brighten Quotations

When a person starts to talk about their dreams, it's as if something bubbles up from within. Their eyes brighten, their face glows, and you can feel the excitement in their words.
John C. Maxwell

There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
Isaac Asimov

November is auspicious in so many parts of the country: the rice harvest is already in, the weather starts to cool, and the festive glow which precedes Christmas has began to brighten the landscape.
F. Sionil Jose

To you wives who are constantly complaining and see only the dark side of life, and feel that you are unloved and unwanted, look into your own hearts and minds. If there is something wrong, turn about. Put a smile on your faces. Make yourselves more attractive. Brighten your outlook.
Gordon B. Hinckley

All I've ever wanted to do is darken the day and brighten the night.
Clive Barker
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Brighten Translations

brighten in German is aufhellen
brighten in Swedish is upplysa, ljusna, klarna
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