to brighten up

  • 1 Brighten — Bright en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Brightened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brightening}.] Note: [From {Bright}, a.] 1. To make bright or brighter; to make to shine; to increase the luster of; to give a brighter hue to. [1913 Webster] 2. To make illustrious,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Brighten — Bright en, v. i. [AS. beorhtan.] To grow bright, or more bright; to become less dark or gloomy; to clear up; to become bright or cheerful. [1913 Webster] And night shall brighten into day. N. Cotton. [1913 Webster] And, all his prospects… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 brighten — [v1] make shine or glow buff up, burnish, clear up, enliven, gleam, grow sunny, illuminate, illumine, intensify, kindle, lighten, light up, polish, punch up*, spiff up*; concepts 244,250 Ant. darken, deepen, dull, fade brighten [v2] make happy,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 brighten (up) someone's day — brighten (up) someone’s day/life/ phrase to make someone feel happier Thesaurus: to make someone happy or happiersynonym Main entry: brighten …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 5 brighten (up) someone's life — brighten (up) someone’s day/life/ phrase to make someone feel happier Thesaurus: to make someone happy or happiersynonym Main entry: brighten …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 6 brighten — index enhance Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 brighten — O.E. *beorhtnian to make bright (see BRIGHT (Cf. bright)). Intrans. sense, to become brighter, attested from c.1300. Figurative use from 1590s. Related: Brightened; brightening …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 brighten up the day — If something brightens up your day, something happens that makes you feel positive and happy all day long …

    The small dictionary of idiomes

  • 9 brighten — ► VERB 1) make or become brighter. 2) make or become happier and more cheerful …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 brighten — [brīt′ n] vt., vi. [ME < OE brihtan < beorht,BRIGHT] 1. to make or become bright or brighter 2. to make or become happy or happier; gladden; cheer up …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 brighten — [[t]bra͟ɪt(ə)n[/t]] brightens, brightening, brightened 1) VERB If someone brightens or their face brightens, they suddenly look happier. Seeing him, she seemed to brighten a little... Oh, we d love to! cried Nancy, her face brightening. PHRASAL… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 Brighten — Infobox musical artist Name = Brighten Img capt = From left to right: Justin, Alex, Ben, Austin Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Alias = Origin = Chico, California, USA flagicon|United States Genre = Indie rock Years active =… …

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  • 13 brighten — bright|en [ braıtn ] verb 1. ) brighten or brighten up intransitive to start to have more color or light: The sky slowly brightened. a ) transitive to give something more color or light: Light colors brighten a dark room. 2. ) brighten or… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 brighten — bright|en [ˈbraıtn] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(make lighter)¦ 2¦(make more attractive)¦ 3¦(make more enjoyable)¦ 4¦(become lighter/brighter)¦ 5¦(become sunny)¦ 6¦(become happy)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(MAKE LIGHTER)¦ [T] also brighten sth<=>up …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 brighten — UK [ˈbraɪt(ə)n] / US verb Word forms brighten : present tense I/you/we/they brighten he/she/it brightens present participle brightening past tense brightened past participle brightened 1) a) brighten or brighten up [intransitive] to start to have …

    English dictionary

  • 16 Brighten the Corners — Infobox Album Name = Brighten the Corners Type = Album Artist = Pavement Released = February 11, 1997 Recorded = July 1996 Genre = Rock Length = 46:10 Label = Matador Records (1999 present) Matador Records/Capitol Records (1997 1998) Producer =… …

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  • 17 Brighten the Corner — Infobox Album Name = Brighten the Corner Type = Album Artist = Ella Fitzgerald Released = 1967 Recorded = July 17 18, 1967 Genre = Jazz Length = 27:27 Label = Capitol Records Producer = Norman Granz Reviews = Last album = Ella and Duke at the… …

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  • 18 brighten up — phrasal verb Word forms brighten up : present tense I/you/we/they brighten up he/she/it brightens up present participle brightening up past tense brightened up past participle brightened up 1) [intransitive/transitive] same as brighten 1) You… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 brighten — verb 1 (T) to make something brighter in colour 2 (I) to become brighter in colour, or to shine with more light: The sky had already begun to brighten. 3 (I, T) to become happier or more excited, or make someone else feel like this: His… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 brighten up — verb a) To become brighter ,brighten up my day b) To make cheerful. ,brighten up a room …

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