Synonyms of lighten in English:

lighten1

verb

  • 1 the first touch of dawn lightened the sky
    make lighter, make brighter, brighten, light up, illuminate, throw/cast light on, shine on, irradiate
    literary illumine, illume
    [Antonyms] darken
  • 2 he used lemon juice to lighten his hair
    whiten, make whiter, bleach, blanch, make paler
    [Antonyms] darken
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    Pronunciation: ˌanəˈmalˌkyo͞ol
    noun
    a microscopic animal

    Synonyms of lighten in English:

    lighten2

    verb

  • 1 lightening the burden of taxation
    make lighter, lessen, reduce, decrease, diminish, ease; alleviate, mitigate, allay, relieve, palliate, assuage
    [Antonyms] increase intensify
  • 2 his smile lightened her spirits
    cheer (up), brighten, gladden, hearten, perk up, lift, enliven, boost, buoy (up), uplift, revive, restore, revitalize
    [Antonyms] depress
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