Synonyms for lighten

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

Similar words: mitigate

Definition: make less severe or harsh

Usage: mitigating circumstances


Synonyms: lighten, lighten up

Definition: become lighter

Usage: The room lightened up

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: cheer

Definition: show approval or good wishes by shouting

Usage: everybody cheered the birthday boy