Synonyms for lighten

Grammar : Verb
Spell : lahyt-n
Phonetic Transcription : ˈlaɪt n

Top 10 synonyms for lighten Other synonyms for the word lighten

Définition of lighten

Origin :
  • "to make less heavy," figuratively "to make cheerful," mid-14c., from light (adj.1) + -en (1). Related: Lightened; lightening.
  • verb illuminate
  • verb reduce weight, load
  • verb cheer up; inspire
Example sentences :
  • But at that moment an inspiration came to lighten the gloom.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • After a short consultation it was determined to lighten the ship.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Perhaps together we might lighten the weight of it a little.
  • Extract from : « The Memorabilia » by Xenophon
  • He had done all that he could on the journey to lighten the labor of those attached to his own wagon.
  • Extract from : « Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) » by John McElroy
  • That it might be able to lighten the burden of this self-imposed labour.
  • Extract from : « The Hound From The North » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • Alston Choate did not allow a glint to lighten the grave kindliness of his glance.
  • Extract from : « The Prisoner » by Alice Brown
  • It was Lettice, who tried to lighten her solitude by the sound of her own sweet voice.
  • Extract from : « Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17) » by Various
  • There are many ways by which a resident can lighten the pains and penalties of a prisoner.
  • Extract from : « Luttrell Of Arran » by Charles James Lever
  • Say, Boss, do you want this to lighten up your old freight-train with?
  • Extract from : « Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete » by Albert Bigelow Paine
  • Its charm did not suffice to lighten for him the burden of the wickedness.
  • Extract from : « Is He Popenjoy? » by Anthony Trollope

Antonyms for lighten

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