brighten

[ brahyt-n ]
/ ˈbraɪt n /

verb (used with or without object)

to become or make bright or brighter.

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Origin of brighten

First recorded in 1250–1300, brighten is from the Middle English word brightnen. See bright, -en1

OTHER WORDS FROM brighten

re·bright·en, verbun·bright·ened, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for brighten

brighten
/ (ˈbraɪtən) /

verb

to make or become bright or brighter
to make or become cheerful

Derived forms of brighten

brightener, noun
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