Translation of "brighten" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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brightenverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈbraɪ.tən/ us /ˈbraɪ.t̬ən/

brighten verb [ I or T ] (LIGHTER)

to (cause to) become lighter

The room was small and dark, without so much as a ray of light to brighten the gloom. 房間窄小昏暗,連一絲光線也沒有。
It was rainy this morning, but it brightened up (= the sun started shining) after lunch. 今天早晨下雨,但午飯後天晴了。

brighten verb [ I or T ] (HAPPIER)

to (cause to) become happy or full of hope

Her eyes brightened when she saw him enter the room. 當她看見他進入房間時,眼睛一亮。
There are, however, one or two items of good news to brighten the economic picture a bit. 然而,總會有一兩則好消息讓人對經濟前景有些希望。

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