There are 2 main translations of lighten in Spanish:

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lighten 1

American English: /ˈlaɪtn/
British English: /ˈlʌɪt(ə)n/

transitive verb

  • 1 (make less heavy)
    (load/workload)
    (suitcase)
    quitarle peso a
    (debt)
    (responsibility/conscience)
    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]
    (cares)
    (heart)
    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

  • (become less heavy)
    (load/weight)
    hacerse más ligero or (especially Latin America) liviano
    aligerarse

Phrasal verbs

lighten up

verb + adverb
[colloquial]
relajarse

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lighten 2
Pronunciation: / ˈlaɪtn /American English: /ˈlaɪtn/
British English: /ˈlʌɪt(ə)n/

transitive verb

  • 1 (make brighter)
    (room)
    dar más luz a
    (sky)
    Example sentences
    • As the sky began to lighten in the east, humans and lizards moved quickly through the trees, wearing earthen colors and staying as low as possible to the ground.
    • The sky was beginning to lighten in the east, which meant they were running out of time.
    • I could watch the last star fade as the sky lightened and birds began to chatter amongst themselves about the coming day.

intransitive verb

  • (become brighter)
    (sky)
    despejarse
    (face)
    iluminarse
    (atmosphere)
    relajarse

impersonal verb

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