There are 2 translations of lighten in Spanish:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlaɪtn/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (make less heavy) [load/workload] aligerar; [suitcase] quitarle peso a, aligerar (de peso); [debt] reducir*; [responsibility/conscience] descargar* to lighten the tone of a speech darle* un tono menos grave a un discurso beat the mixture well to lighten it bata bien la mezcla para que quede esponjosa
  • 2 [literary/literario] [cares] aliviar; [heart] alegrar
    Example sentences
    • When they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.
    • The menu has been conceived along American or lightened Continental lines, and despite an occasional, surprising flaw, the food is generally well prepared.
    • To make matters worse, Ellen wasn't lightening the homework load one bit.
    Example sentences
    • But Dad, he seriously needs to lighten up, maybe get a girlfriend or something.
    • As usual, there was a large group of rowdy sailors surrounding the table, which actually helped to lighten up the heavy atmosphere.
    • I guess they were trying to lighten up the atmosphere… or something like that.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • (become less heavy) [load/weight] hacerse* más ligero or (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) liviano, aligerarse

Phrasal verbs

lighten up

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[colloquial/familiar], relajarse

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There are 2 translations of lighten in Spanish:

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lighten2

Pronunciation: /ˈlaɪtn/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (make brighter) [room] dar* más luz a; [sky] iluminar

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • (become brighter) [sky] despejarse; [face] iluminarse; [atmosphere] relajarse

impersonal verb/verbo impersonal

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