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brighten

verb [I or T] (LIGHTER)
 
 
/ˈbraɪ.tən/ US  /-t̬ən/
to (cause to) become lighter
(使)发光,(使)发亮
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。
Emitting and casting light
(Definition of brighten verb (LIGHTER) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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