Associations to the word «Brighten»

Wiktionary

BRIGHTEN, verb. (transitive) To make bright or brighter in color.
BRIGHTEN, verb. (transitive) To make illustrious, or more distinguished; to add luster or splendor to
BRIGHTEN, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) To make more cheerful and pleasant; to enliven
BRIGHTEN, verb. (intransitive) To grow bright, or more bright in color; to clear up
BRIGHTEN, verb. (intransitive) To become brighter or more cheerful in mood
BRIGHTEN, verb. To make acute or witty; to enliven.
BRIGHTEN UP, verb. (intransitive) (said of the weather) To become brighter
BRIGHTEN UP, verb. (transitive) To make cheerful.

Dictionary definition

BRIGHTEN, verb. Make lighter or brighter; "The paint will brighten the room".
BRIGHTEN, verb. Become clear; "The sky cleared after the storm".

Wise words

We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Florence Scovel Shinn