Associations to the word «Lighten»

Wiktionary

LIGHTEN, verb. (transitive) To alleviate; to reduce the burden of.
LIGHTEN, verb. (transitive) To make light or lighter in weight.
LIGHTEN, verb. (transitive) To make less serious or more cheerful.
LIGHTEN, verb. (transitive) To make brighter or clearer; to illuminate.
LIGHTEN, verb. (intransitive) To become light or lighter in weight.
LIGHTEN, verb. (intransitive) To become less serious or more cheerful.
LIGHTEN, verb. (intransitive) To become brighter or clearer; to brighten.
LIGHTEN, verb. (intransitive) To burst forth or dart, as lightning; to shine with, or like, lightning; to flash.
LIGHTEN, verb. (transitive) To emit or disclose in, or as if in, lightning; to flash out, like lightning.
LIGHTEN, verb. To descend; to light.
LIGHTEN, verb. To illuminate with knowledge; to enlighten.
LIGHTEN SOMEONE'S PURSE, verb. (idiomatic) to take money from someone.
LIGHTEN UP, verb. (idiomatic) To become less serious and more cheerful or casual; to relax.

Dictionary definition

LIGHTEN, verb. Make more cheerful; "the conversation lightened me up a bit".
LIGHTEN, verb. Reduce the weight on; make lighter; "she lightened the load on the tired donkey".
LIGHTEN, verb. Become more cheerful; "after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit".
LIGHTEN, verb. Make lighter or brighter; "The paint will brighten the room".
LIGHTEN, verb. Become lighter; "The room lightened up".
LIGHTEN, verb. Alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive; "relieve the pressure and the stress"; "lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King