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brighten

US [ˈbraɪt(ə)n]
UK ['braɪt(ə)n]
  • v.色彩鲜艳;(使)快活起来;有希望;使更艳丽
  • Web使快活;使发光;变亮
Simple Present:brightens  Present Participle:brightening  Past Tense:brightened  
brighten
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v.
1.
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(使)更明亮,色彩鲜艳to become or make sth lighter or brighter in colour
In the distance, the sky was beginning to brighten.
远方的天空开始泛白。
a shampoo to brighten and condition your hair
有亮泽兼护发效果的洗发剂
2.
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(使)快活起来to become, feel or look happier; to make sb look happier
Her eyes brightened.
她的眼睛亮了起来。
He brightened up at their words of encouragement.
听到他们鼓励的话,他高兴起来。
A smile brightened her face.
她的脸上露出了灿烂的笑容。
3.
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~ (sth) (up)
(使)增添乐趣,有希望to become or make sth become more pleasant or enjoyable; to bring hope
A personal letter will usually brighten up a person's day.
一封私人来信往往就能使人一天心情愉快。
4.
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~ sth (up)
使更艳丽;使更美丽to make sth look more brightly coloured and attractive
Fresh flowers will brighten up any room in the house.
鲜花会使屋里的任何房间都亮丽生色。
5.
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~ (up)
放晴to improve and become brighter
According to the forecast, it should brighten up later.
根据天气预报,晚一点天应该会转晴。

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