verb (used with or without object)
- bright-eyed and bushy-tailed,
- bright-line spectrum,
- brightening agent,
- brightline spectrum,
Origin of brighten
Examples from the Web for brighten
Yes, its certainly something to brighten up the old Monday morning routine.
To brighten your winter, check out these amazing rare early color photographs of Paris about 1900.
As the overall economic picture in the United States continues to brighten, the job market remains a contentious issue.Job Market’s Tough ‘New Normal’: Some Careers Aren’t Coming Back|Zachary Karabell|March 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Eyelid lifts, which brighten the face and require little downtime, are his most popular surgeries.
That you have given away in charity must rather tend to brighten up your mind.The Gtakaml|rya Sra
His intelligent eyes were glazed and far away, only the impassive, hairless face remained, with little or no soul to brighten it.The Serf|Guy Thorne
The stories are the windows that Dr. Goss opens upon the practical themes that brighten every page of this winsome book.What a Young Woman Ought to Know|Mary Wood-Allen
He was smiling, too—a friendly, genial smile that seemed actually to brighten the room.A Busy Year at the Old Squire's|Charles Asbury Stephens
Over the rim of his glass his eyes began to brighten in a manner which his guest already knew to be a prophecy of something good.The Mayor of Warwick|Herbert M. Hopkins