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To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (verb) lighten

Synonyms: lighten, relieve Definition: alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive Usage: relieve the pressure and the stress; lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents

Hypernyms: mitigate Definition: make less severe or harsh Usage: mitigating circumstances

Synonyms: lighten, lighten up Definition: become lighter Usage: The room lightened up

Hypernyms: change Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms: brighten, lighten, lighten up Definition: make lighter or brighter Usage: The paint will brighten the room

Hypernyms: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: lighten, lighten up, buoy up Definition: become more cheerful Usage: after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit

Hypernyms: cheer, cheer up, chirk up Definition: become cheerful

Synonyms: lighten Definition: reduce the weight on; make lighter Usage: she lightened the load on the tired donkey

Hypernyms: unburden, disburden Definition: take the burden off; remove the burden from Usage: unburden the donkey

Synonyms: lighten, lighten up, buoy up Definition: make more cheerful Usage: the conversation lightened me up a bit

Hypernyms: cheer Definition: show approval or good wishes by shouting Usage: everybody cheered the birthday boy