Translation of "brighten" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ I or T ] (LIGHTER) uk us /ˈbraɪ.tən/ US  /-t̬ən/

to (cause to) become lighter

The room was small and dark, without so much as a ray of light to brighten the gloom. 房间窄小昏暗,连一丝光线也没有。
It was rainy this morning, but it brightened up (= the sun started shining) after lunch. 今天早晨下雨,但午饭后天晴了。

(Translation of “brighten verb (LIGHTER)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)