to develop bright or maybe more brilliant in order to become less dark or gloomy to get rid of to become bright or cheerful
- In order to make brilliant or better which will make to shine to improve the luster of to give a brighter hue to
- become clear
- make more cheerful through the use of shade
- to create bright or brighter; in order to make to shine; to boost the luster of; to give a brighter hue to.
- which will make illustrious, or higher distinguished; to include luster or splendor to.
- to enhance or alleviate by dispelling gloom or getting rid of that which obscures and darkens; to shed light upon; to help make cheerful; because, to enhance an individual's leads.
- to create acute or witty; to enliven.
- to cultivate brilliant, or higher bright; in order to become less dark or depressing; to get rid of; to become brilliant or cheerful.
Old English *beorhtnian "in order to make brilliant" (see-bright (adj.) + -en (1)). Intransitive feeling, "to be brighter," attested from c.1300. Figurative use from 1590s. Associated: Brightened; brightening.
(a.) To help make bright or brighter; which will make to shine; to increase the luster of; to give a brighter hue to.
- (a.) In order to make illustrious, or even more distinguished; to add luster or splendor to.
- (a.) To enhance or ease by dispelling gloom or removing what obscures and darkens; to lose light upon; to produce cheerful; because, to brighten one's leads.
- (a.) To make acute or amusing; to enliven.
- (v. i.) to cultivate bright, or even more brilliant; to be less dark or gloomy; to clean up; to be bright or cheerful.
While the theft of the bone cast a pall on the upcoming activity, the anticipation of an outing in the mountains helped brighten their mood.