Synonyms of lighten in English

: lighten1lighten2

lighten1


See definition of lighten

verb

1‘the sky was beginning to lighten’

SYNONYMS

become lighter, grow brighter, brighten

ANTONYMS

darken

2‘the first touch of dawn lightened the sky’

SYNONYMS

make lighter, make brighter, brighten, light up, illuminate, cast light on, shed light on, throw light on, shine on, irradiate, flood with light, floodlight

literary illumine

ANTONYMS

darken

3‘he sometimes used lemon juice to lighten his hair’

SYNONYMS

whiten, bleach, peroxide, blanch, remove colour from, fade, wash out, decolour, decolorize

ANTONYMS

blacken

4‘it thundered and lightened’

SYNONYMS

emit lightning, flash lightning

fulgurate


Synonyms of lighten in English

: lighten1lighten2

lighten2


See definition of lighten

verb

1‘we intend to lighten the burden of taxation’

SYNONYMS

make lighter, lessen, reduce, decrease, diminish, moderate, soften, ease, temper

alleviate, mitigate, allay, relieve, palliate, assuage, soothe, calm, subdue

ANTONYMS

increase, intensify

2‘an attempt to lighten her spirits’

SYNONYMS

brighten, gladden, hearten, perk up, lift, ginger up, enliven, boost, elate, inspire, uplift, sweeten, revive, restore, revitalize, stimulate

enhance, improve, leaven

informal jazz up

rare inspirit

ANTONYMS

depress