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To remove a heavy weight or burden
“The folks in that wagon have gotten out to lighten the load on the horse.”
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To make or become less or lighter in weight, pressure, or severity
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“The grape was originally planted to provide wines that would lighten the intensity of Cabernet Sauvignon.”
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To illuminate or shine with light
“The skies will be pitch-black for several hours before dawn arrives to lighten the skies.”
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To make or become brighter in contrast
Lighten the image so that it doesn't overshadow the text on your page.”
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To make or become more cheerful or less serious
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“Sara shrugged, wondering whether anything could lighten her mood at that precise moment.”
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To make whiter or paler in color, shade or complexion
“Susan refused to lighten her hair color as she had never done it before and was unsure how it would look.”
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To decrease in amount or degree
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To brighten, especially with the morning sun
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To unload or discharge, typically cargo
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To cause (dough or bread) to rise by adding leaven
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To remove or clear a block or obstruction from
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To become or make more intense
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