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Definition 1: become dark or darker - [verb of change]

Samples where darken or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sky darkened

(darken is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of darken ) become dusk

(... is a kind of darken ) darken completely

"The dining room blackened out"

(... is a kind of darken ) become covered with clouds

"The sky clouded over"

Definition 2: make dark or darker - [verb of change]

Samples where darken or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • darken a room

(darken is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of darken ) cast a shadow over

(... is a kind of darken ) make darker and difficult to perceive by sight

(... is a kind of darken ) make dim or lusterless

"Time had dimmed the silver"

(... is a kind of darken ) make overcast or cloudy

"Fall weather often overcasts our beaches"

(... is a kind of darken ) make dim by comparison or conceal

(... is a kind of darken ) make a dun color

(... is a kind of darken ) make dark, dim, or gloomy

(... is a kind of darken ) cause to darken

(darken causes ...) become dark or darker

"The sky darkened"

Definition 3: tarnish or stain - [verb of contact]

Samples where darken or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a scandal that darkened the family's good name

(darken is a kind of ...) make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically

"The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air" "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"

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