brighten brighten  /b ˈraɪ tən/


  1. (v) make lighter or brighter
  2. (v) become clear


  1. The school is important because it will change the trajectory of these girls' lives and it will brighten the future of all women in South Africa.
  2. Symbols are important to me, and my mood tends to brighten after each victory of the national cricket team, each announcement of improving economic data.
  3. You can remove red-eye, brighten, crop or add special effects right in your browser window.


  1. L.A. converts 141,089 street lights to energy-saving LEDs

    LOS ANGELES -- City officials today celebrated the completion of a project to replace thousands of street-light bulbs with LEDs in an effort to brighten city streets while slashing carbon emissions by 47,583 metric tons.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Daily News

  2. Festive foot work

    Clad in white tutus, the ballerinas from Ms. Doreen’s “Fabulous Feet” School of Dance helped to brighten the gray skies that threatened the opening night of the Junebug ArtFest on June 14 in Metuchen (clockwise, from top). A dancer takes a moment of preparation before taking to the main stage. Looking skyward, a dancer appears to be poised for flight. read more
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Edison-Metuchen Sentinel

  3. Fixes, funding brighten 'Bay Lights' day

    Fixes, funding brighten 'Bay Lights' day Crews working for the "Bay Lights" project delved into the problem and found that the damp air, high winds and bridge vibrations somehow combined to push moisture into some of the 25,000 LED lights, said Ben Davis, a public relations executive and head of the privately financed Illuminate the Arts organization, the project sponsor. Since the problem was ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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  1. "He was immensely popular among the ICC's staff, a friend to me, and he could brighten the darkest day because, invariably, he had a smile on his face," ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed said. "He will be sorely missed and his wife Sandra and...
    on May 27, 2007 By: Malcolm Speed Source: Hindu

  2. "This plaque will brighten the lives of windblown pedestrians," MIT President Susan Hockfield said during the presentation.
    on Oct 4, 2008 By: Susan Hockfield Source: CNN

  3. "I went and visited the little premature babies who were only, like, one pound. And the cancer patients. It's nice when I can go there and visit them and brighten their day and make them smile. It feels good to be able to do that," Hilton said.
    on Aug 7, 2007 By: Paris Hilton Source: Malaysia Star

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