[ red-n ]
/ ˈrɛd n /

verb (used with object)

to make or cause to become red.

verb (used without object)

to become red.
to blush; flush.

Origin of redden

First recorded in 1605–15; red1 + -en1
Related formsout·red·den, verb (used with object) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for redden


/ (ˈrɛdən) /


to make or become red
(intr) to flush with embarrassment, anger, etc; blush
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Word Origin and History for redden



"become red; make red," late 14c., from red (adj.1) + -en (1). Old English had readian, reodian "become red." Related: Reddened; reddening.

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