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Definition 1: make more cheerful through the use of color - [verb of change]

Samples where lighten up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The paint will brighten the room

Synonyms for lighten up in the sense of this definition

(lighten up 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"

Definition 2: become lighter - [verb of change]

Samples where lighten up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The room lightened up

Synonyms for lighten up in the sense of this definition

(lighten up 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 lighten up ) cast rays of light upon

(... is a kind of lighten up ) make lighter or brighter

"This lamp lightens the room a bit"

Definition 3: become more cheerful - [verb of communication]

Samples where lighten up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit

Synonyms for lighten up in the sense of this definition

(lighten up is a kind of ...) become cheerful

Definition 4: make more cheerful - [verb of emotion]

Samples where lighten up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the conversation lightened me up a bit

Synonyms for lighten up in the sense of this definition

(lighten up is a kind of ...) show approval or good wishes by shouting

"everybody cheered the birthday boy"

(lighten up causes ...) become more cheerful

"after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit"

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