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Verb: brighten  brI-t(u)n
  1. Make more cheerful through the use of colour
    "The paint will brighten the room";
    - lighten up, lighten
     
  2. Become free from clouds or less cloudy; become brighter
    "The sky brightened after the storm";
    - clear up, clear, light up

Sounds like: Brighton

Derived forms: brightens, brightening, brightened

Type of: alter, change, modify

Antonym: darken

Encyclopedia: Brighten