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lighten [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (make less dark)verlichten overg.ww
  lichter maken bn+ww
 Opening the curtains lightened the room enough to read.
lighten [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (colour: make paler)lichter maken frase
  bleken overg.ww
 I want to lighten my hair colour a little bit.
lighten [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (make less heavy) (figuurlijk)verlichten overg.ww
  ontlasten overg.ww
  lichter maken bn+ww
 What can I do to lighten your workload?
lighten [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (mood: make less serious)opbeuren, opvrolijken, opkikkeren, opmonteren overg.ww
  troosten overg.ww
  vrolijk maken bn+ww
 Dave's jokes always lighten the atmosphere.
lighten viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (become less dark)licht worden, helder worden bn + ww
  (formeel, dageraad)dagen, gloren onoverg.ww
  dag worden frase
 When it began to lighten we saw there were a few clouds.
lighten viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (become less heavy)lichter worden bn + ww
 The tank will lighten as the water evaporates.
lighten viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." figurative (mood: become less serious) (figuurlijk, humeur)opklaren onoverg.ww
 When my daughter looks sad I tickle her until her expression lightens.
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