Translation of "brighten" - English-Russian dictionary

brighten

verb [ I, T ] uk us /ˈbraɪtən/ ( also brighten up)
LIGHT

to become lighter or more colourful, or to make something become lighter or more colourful

оживлять
A picture or two would brighten up the room.
HAPPY

to become happier, or to make someone become happier

оживляться
She brightened up when she saw him.

(Translation of “brighten” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)