[ US /ˈbɹaɪtən/ ]
[ UK /bɹˈa‍ɪtən/ ]
  1. become clear
    The sky cleared after the storm
  2. make more cheerful through the use of color
    The paint will brighten the room
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How To Use brighten In A Sentence

  • Though her color palette has brightened over the years and animal heads have shrunk a bit from cartoonish proportions of earlier years, her distinctive style soft paintings she calls "cutes" and her choice of subject NYT > Home Page
  • We also went to the DIY store for garden stuff and for a big bucket of white emulsion paint to brighten up the walls in Graham's workshop.
  • Star staff Saturday, August 22, 2009 - Powered by SIDON: The southern coastal city of Sidon saw banners fill its streets and lights brighten up its sky days before the Holy Month of weather in Baltimore has been sweltering lately, putting many at risk for heat-related conditions. such as Italy criticised Internazionale coach Jose Mourinho for comments the Portuguese made about Ramadan at the weekend. WN.com - Articles related to Lagos Fires Tourism Through Sports
  • What you want to do is minimise dark circles and brighten the eye area. Times, Sunday Times
  • If you want to lighten up or brighten up one side of a portrait, the white-sided reflector also works well.
  • I beg for each and all of you confirmations and assistance from the threshold of oneness, so that those gatherings may become ignited like unto candles, in the republics of America, enkindling the light of the love of God in the hearts; thus the rays of the heavenly teachings may begem and brighten the states of America like the infinitude of immensity with the stars of the Most Great Guidance. Tablets of the Divine Plan
  • Here's a story of mischief and mayhem to brighten up your Monday morning lecture.
  • You might even want to bring along homemade holiday cards and small bags of candy to brighten people's day.
  • Apply lightly for a sheer shimmer or layer it on generously for an opaque icy blue colour to brighten eyes. Times, Sunday Times
  • Each cluster acts as a magnifying lens, greatly brightening a quasar's light.
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