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I help out at Tall Trees, which my aunt set up on the Central Coast. It's where intellectually impaired young people can paint. Their artwork's sent to hospitals all over Australia to brighten up their rooms.
Jessica McNamee

Meaning of "brighten" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BRIGHTEN

brighten  [ˈbraɪtən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BRIGHTEN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Brighten is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb brighten in English.

WHAT DOES BRIGHTEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

brighten

Brighten

Brighten is a pop rock band from Chico, California, consisting of brothers Justin and Jimmy Richards, and Alex Draper. The band has recently been on tour with This Providence, Cute Is What We Aim For, Eisley, and All Time Low. In 2007, their debut album, King vs. Queen, was released on Carbon Copy Media, without the band's full knowledge.

Definition of brighten in the English dictionary

The definition of brighten in the dictionary is to make or become bright or brighter. Other definition of brighten is to make or become cheerful.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BRIGHTEN

PRESENT

Present
I brighten
you brighten
he/she/it brightens
we brighten
you brighten
they brighten
Present continuous
I am brightening
you are brightening
he/she/it is brightening
we are brightening
you are brightening
they are brightening
Present perfect
I have brightened
you have brightened
he/she/it has brightened
we have brightened
you have brightened
they have brightened
Present perfect continuous
I have been brightening
you have been brightening
he/she/it has been brightening
we have been brightening
you have been brightening
they have been brightening
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I brightened
you brightened
he/she/it brightened
we brightened
you brightened
they brightened
Past continuous
I was brightening
you were brightening
he/she/it was brightening
we were brightening
you were brightening
they were brightening
Past perfect
I had brightened
you had brightened
he/she/it had brightened
we had brightened
you had brightened
they had brightened
Past perfect continuous
I had been brightening
you had been brightening
he/she/it had been brightening
we had been brightening
you had been brightening
they had been brightening
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will brighten
you will brighten
he/she/it will brighten
we will brighten
you will brighten
they will brighten
Future continuous
I will be brightening
you will be brightening
he/she/it will be brightening
we will be brightening
you will be brightening
they will be brightening
Future perfect
I will have brightened
you will have brightened
he/she/it will have brightened
we will have brightened
you will have brightened
they will have brightened
Future perfect continuous
I will have been brightening
you will have been brightening
he/she/it will have been brightening
we will have been brightening
you will have been brightening
they will have been brightening
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would brighten
you would brighten
he/she/it would brighten
we would brighten
you would brighten
they would brighten
Conditional continuous
I would be brightening
you would be brightening
he/she/it would be brightening
we would be brightening
you would be brightening
they would be brightening
Conditional perfect
I would have brighten
you would have brighten
he/she/it would have brighten
we would have brighten
you would have brighten
they would have brighten
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been brightening
you would have been brightening
he/she/it would have been brightening
we would have been brightening
you would have been brightening
they would have been brightening
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you brighten
we let´s brighten
you brighten
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to brighten
Past participle
brightened
Present Participle
brightening
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BRIGHTEN


affrighten
əˈfraɪtən
Blyton
ˈblaɪtən
Brighton
ˈbraɪtən
Britain
ˈbrɪtən
chiton
ˈkaɪtən
Crichton
ˈkraɪtən
enlighten
ɪnˈlaɪtən
frighten
ˈfraɪtən
heighten
ˈhaɪtən
lighten
ˈlaɪtən
metropolitan
ˌmɛtrəˈpɒlɪtən
overtighten
ˌəʊvəˈtaɪtən
retighten
ˌriːˈtaɪtən
righten
ˈraɪtən
seiten
ˈsaɪtən
tighten
ˈtaɪtən
titan
ˈtaɪtən
triton
ˈtraɪtən
whiten
ˈwaɪtən
written
ˈrɪtən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BRIGHTEN

bright
bright and early
bright lights
bright spark
bright young things
bright-blindness
bright-eyed
bright-eyed and bushy-tailed
Bright´s disease
brightener
brightening agent
brightish
brightly
brightness
brightness control
Brighton
Brighton and Hove
brights
brightsome
brightwork

WORDS THAT END LIKE BRIGHTEN

beaten
bitten
boughten
eaten
eten
forfoughten
forgotten
gluten
gotten
kindergarten
kitten
laten
listen
often
paten
straighten
ten
thoughten
top ten
unfoughten

Synonyms and antonyms of brighten in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BRIGHTEN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «brighten» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of brighten

Translation of «brighten» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BRIGHTEN

Find out the translation of brighten to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of brighten from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «brighten» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

变得开心
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

animarse
570 millions of speakers

English

brighten
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रोशन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سطع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

скрасить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

iluminar-se
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উজ্জ্বল রোগ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

s´égayer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Penyakit Bright
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sich aufheitern
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

表情が明るく見える
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

> 밝아지다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Penyakit sing padhang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sáng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிரைட்ஸ் நோய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ब्राईट रोग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Parlak hastalığı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

rallegrarsi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

rozjaśnić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

скрасити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

lumina
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λαμπρύνει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kikker
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ljusna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lysne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of brighten

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BRIGHTEN»

The term «brighten» is very widely used and occupies the 22.602 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BRIGHTEN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about brighten

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8 QUOTES WITH «BRIGHTEN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word brighten.
1
Isaac Asimov
There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
2
Clive Barker
All I've ever wanted to do is darken the day and brighten the night.
3
Gracie Gold
My favorite shampoos and conditioners are from Pantene's Damage Repair line, but I also love the Color Preserve Shine collection. I get highlights here and there to brighten my look, so the Color Preserve shampoo and conditioner is great for protection.
4
F. Sionil Jose
November is auspicious in so many parts of the country: the rice harvest is already in, the weather starts to cool, and the festive glow which precedes Christmas has began to brighten the landscape.
5
Charles Kimbrough
I've always been slightly self-conscious as an actor, and I guess that sometimes reads as pomposity. Starting when I was 30, I somehow gave off an impression at an audition that had them mentally put me in a three-piece suit or put an attache case in my hand. If there was a stiff-guy part, the director would brighten up when I came in.
6
Jessica McNamee
I help out at Tall Trees, which my aunt set up on the Central Coast. It's where intellectually impaired young people can paint. Their artwork's sent to hospitals all over Australia to brighten up their rooms.
7
James Gates Percival
There are moments of life that we never forget, which brighten and brighten as time steals away.
8
Edward Young
How blessings brighten as they take their flight.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BRIGHTEN»

Discover the use of brighten in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to brighten and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Brighten the Corner Where You Are: A Novel
This novel from award-winning author Fred Chappell has won the hearts of readers and reviewers across the country.
Fred Chappell, 2013
2
Pillow Pop: Quick-Sew Projects to Brighten Your Space
Collects twenty-five different patterns for square pillow patchwork sewing projects, and includes tips on such different techniques as paper piecing, quilting, embroidery, and appliquâe.
Heather Bostic, 2013
3
Brighten Up Boring Beginnings and Other Quick Writing Lessons
Students become better writers when they have the techniques at their fingertips. With this book, you'll have the ready-to-go mini-lessons and follow-up practice sheets that target the writing skills students need most.
Laura Robb, 1999
4
Brighten your day with self-esteem: how to empower, energize ...
Read this book, take action with his suggestions and you will know the wisdom of his work". -- Jack Canfield, CSP, Best-selling Author Chicken Soup for the Soul
William J. McGrane, 1995
5
Garden Goodies: Cheerful Messages to Brighten the Kitchen
Designs included in this book: Orange You Glad We're Friends We're a Perfect Pear You Are the Apple of My Eye You Deserve an Appleause You're So Sweet Even in a Pickle In a Pickle You're a Real Dill When Life Hands You a Lemon, Make ...
Annette Bradshaw, Gwyn Franson, 1983
6
Cat Wisdom: To Lift Your Spirits and Brighten Your Day
"Cat Wisdom is a collection of photographs and words of wisdom from the world of adorable kittens"--Page 4 of cover.
Tanya Graham, 2005
7
Brighten Acres
Midnight Rage, led the pack in the final trifecta race.
Lea Roberts, 2008
8
Chic & Unique Celebration Cakes: 30 Fresh New Designs to ...
Gives step-by-step instructions on making beautiful, unique, and colorful cakes, cookies, and other treats.
Zoe Clark, 2011
9
2400 Jokes to Brighten Your Speeches
But it has to be the short, dynamic humor of today—not the long-winded stories and anecdotes that amused our grandparents. One-liners get the laughs and carry the message because they are so easily quotable.
Robert Orben, 2012
10
Sweet Paper Crafts: 25 Simple Projects to Brighten Your Life
With helpful templates, step-by-step photographs, beautiful shots of each whimsical piece, and plentiful ideas for one-of-a-kind creations, this book will motivate even novice crafters to start snipping their very own paper finery.
Mollie Greene, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BRIGHTEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term brighten is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Emily Blunt, Lupita Nyong'o, And Rosie Huntington-Whiteley …
Emily Blunt, Lupita Nyong'o, And Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Beautifully Brighten Dior's Haute Couture Show! 7/06/2015 4:45 PM ET | Filed under: Fashion ... «PerezHilton.com, Jul 15»
2
Rainbow flags brighten downtown Belleville during...
Stacey Love-Jolicouer, the marshal for Belleville's Pride Parade, claps during the opening celebration for the event at Empire Square. Dozens ... «www.insidebelleville.com/, Jul 15»
3
Six summery accessories to brighten up your bathroom
From a mother-of-pearl soap dispenser to a Jaipur pottery toothbrush holder, these items deliver colour and class ... «South China Morning Post, Jul 15»
4
Kids Swearing In This Smart Car Advert Is Enough To Brighten
Adverts are always trying to be funny, but few of them actually make the cut. This one will probably have you in stitches, featuring a bunch of ... «Huffington Post UK, Jul 15»
5
Many watch July 4 fireworks brighten sky at Cascade Falls Park
JACKSON, MI – Many people gathered Friday, July 3, at Cascade Falls Park for the annual fireworks celebration. Crowds flooded the sidewalks ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»
6
India brighten Olympic hopes
Hockey World League : Rani goal fetches vital win and fifth spot for women's team. Rani Rampal's goal helped India defeat Japan in the ... «Deccan Herald, Jul 15»
7
Fireworks brighten valley skies
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio got an early start to the Fourth of July weekend with a spectacular fireworks show Thursday evening. «The Desert Sun, Jul 15»
8
Letter: News anchors brighten day
My wish is to commend Julian Teekaram and Jeff Gunter, who bring us the early morning news Mondays through Fridays on our local Lima ... «Lima Ohio, Jul 15»
9
7 yellow accessories to brighten up your day
So far the weather gods have been showing mercy, giving us a good few weeks of sunshine and temperatures well above the customary 'feels ... «Gay Star News, Jul 15»
10
Broncos brighten days at Children's Hospital Colorado
Broncos players, cheerleaders and Miles the Mascot visited kids at Children's Hospital Colorado to put smiles on their faces. AURORA, Colo. «DenverBroncos.com, Jul 15»

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