What is another word for lighten?

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To illuminate with light
“The sky began to lighten.”
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Make or become lighter in weight, pressure, or severity
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“As a kid it was a trick to add some ginger ale to lighten up the flavour.”
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Make or become more cheerful or less serious
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Make or become lighter or brighter
“In this case, even with the gamma correction set, the picture is still a bit dark, so I turned off the gamma correction and set the contrast and brightness in order to lighten it up.”
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Flash with lightning
“It thundered and lightened.”
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To make light or lighter in weight
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To cause (dough or bread) to rise by adding leaven
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To spread through, causing a gradual change
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Do away with
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To begin to brighten with daylight
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To become or make more intense
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