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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive; Become more cheerful; Reduce the weight on; Make more cheerful.

Usage examples (33)
  • The response entitled lighten folks may well be right.
  • And then we'll kind of lighten the mood a little with Joy Behar.
  • And so in the column, we have some suggestions for how to kind of lighten things up.
  • Still ads should also use lighting and backgrounds that minimize color contrast, or even superficially "lighten" Obama. for more
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