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Meaning & Definition of Lighten in English

English

Lighten

/laɪtən/

verb

1. Make more cheerful

  • "The conversation lightened me up a bit"
    synonym:
  • lighten
  • ,
  • lighten up
  • ,
  • buoy up

2. Reduce the weight on

  • Make lighter
  • "She lightened the load on the tired donkey"
    synonym:
  • lighten

3. Become more cheerful

  • "After a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit"
    synonym:
  • lighten
  • ,
  • lighten up
  • ,
  • buoy up

4. Make lighter or brighter

  • "The paint will brighten the room"
    synonym:
  • brighten
  • ,
  • lighten up
  • ,
  • lighten

5. Become lighter

  • "The room lightened up"
    synonym:
  • lighten
  • ,
  • lighten up

6. Alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive

  • "Relieve the pressure and the stress"
  • "Lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents"
    synonym:
  • relieve
  • ,
  • lighten