darken darken  /ˈdɑr kən/


  1. (v) become dark or darker
  2. (v) tarnish or stain
  3. (v) make dark or darker



  1. An America where the gay bars darken their windows to hide ashamed patrons, and an America where straight people stand in line to get into gay clubs.
  2. The metaphysics of the possibilities can flare and darken.
  3. To be honest, that hope began to darken as I thumbed through the production notes prior to a screening of Get Smart.



  1. Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado recalled that White House aide Karl Rove had once told him "never darken the door of the White House."
    on Jun 5, 2007 By: Tom Tancredo Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "This year, the year of your visit here, may reveal an opportunity for us and our neighbors, to attain peace. While many political clouds still darken the horizon, and the voices of incitement obscure the sound of peace, and much violence converged...
    on May 10, 2009 By: Shimon Peres Source: Ha'aretz

  3. "In such a crisis environment we cannot darken our future by bowing to the wishes of the IMF," Erdogan told a regional meeting of his ruling AK Party.
    on Oct 26, 2008 By: Recep Tayyip Erdogan Source: Interactive Investor

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tacit tacit
/ˈtæ sɪt /