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brightens, 3rd person singular present; brightening, present participle; brightened, past tense; brightened, past participle;
  1. Make or become more light
    • - the day began to brighten in the east
    • - the fire began to blaze fiercely, brightening the room
  2. Make (something) more attractively and cheerfully colorful
    • - this colorful hanging ornament will brighten any room
    • - daffodils brighten up many gardens and parks
  3. Make or become happier and more cheerful
    • - Sarah brightened up considerably as she thought of Emily's words
    • - she seems to brighten his life

  1. make lighter or brighter; "The paint will brighten the room"
  2. clear up: become clear; "The sky cleared after the storm"
  3. Brighten is a pop rock band from Chico, California, consisting of brothers Justin (guitar, lead vocals) and Jimmy (drums) Richards, and Alex Draper (bass, backing vocals). The band has recently been on tour with This Providence, Cute Is What We Aim For, Eisley, and All Time Low. ...
  4. To make bright or brighter in color; To add luster or splendor to; (figuratively) To make more cheerful and pleasant; to enliven; To grow bright, or more bright in color; to clear up; To become brighter or more cheerful in mood