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, make white, make whiter, bleach, peroxide, blanch, make pale, make paler, remove colour from, fade, wash out, decolour, decolorize
ANTONYMS

blacken

4‘it thundered and lightened’

SYNONYMS
emit lightning, flash lightning
rare 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
cheer, cheer up, brighten, gladden, hearten, perk up, lift, ginger up, enliven, boost, buoy, buoy up, elate, inspire, uplift, sweeten, revive, restore, revitalize, stimulate
enhance, improve, leaven
informal jazz up
rare inspirit
ANTONYMS

depress