Definitions for



Overview of verb lighten

The verb lighten has 6 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) lighten, lighten up, buoy up

(make more cheerful; "the conversation lightened me up a bit")

2. lighten

(reduce the weight on; make lighter; "she lightened the load on the tired donkey")

3. lighten, lighten up, buoy up

(become more cheerful; "after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit")

4. brighten, lighten up, lighten

(make lighter or brighter; "The paint will brighten the room")

5. lighten, lighten up

(become lighter; "The room lightened up")

6. relieve, lighten

(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")

Synonym.com © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
Classroom | Privacy Policy | Terms | Ad Choices