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lighten2

light·en2

lighten2

pronunciation:
laI tn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: lightened, lightening, lightens
definition 1: to reduce the weight of.
synonyms:
disburden, ease, lessen, reduce, relieve, unburden
antonyms:
compound
similar words:
alleviate, disencumber, moderate
definition 2: to lessen the burdens on.
synonyms:
assuage, ease, lessen, reduce, relieve, unburden
similar words:
alleviate, mitigate, moderate, rest, temper
definition 3: to lessen the anxiety of; cheer (someone) up.
synonyms:
allay, brighten, gladden, lift, unburden, uplift
antonyms:
depress, weigh down
similar words:
animate, cheer, enliven, hearten, rest
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become less heavy.
synonyms:
lessen
similar words:
moderate, unload
definition 2: to become less of a burden.
synonyms:
lessen, moderate
similar words:
abate
definition 3: to become less worried or gloomy.
synonyms:
brighten, cheer, perk