What is the opposite of blacken?

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Opposite of to make or grow dark, dim, or indistinct
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Opposite of to make dirty or sooty
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Opposite of to damage the reputation of, especially with libelous statements
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Opposite of to make dirty, darker or less pure
“This cleanup method of magnetizing the oil can provide a better way to cleanse the ocean of oil pollutants when corporations release them into the sea.”
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Opposite of make or become angry, unhappy, or gloomy
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Opposite of to burn slightly
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Opposite of to become, or cause to become, dark
“The gaps were high up on the wall, massive jagged rents that allowed the day's light in to brighten the cavern.”
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(rare) Opposite of to injure or bruise
“Rolling around in pain, Rollo managed to muster enough strength to gather materials to treat his wound.”
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Opposite of to make, or become, visually indistinct
“Mirrors that change their shape on the ground adaptively, correct for the turbulence in the atmosphere, and can sharpen our view of the stars in the sky.”
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Opposite of to make dark or gloomy
“To balance the image, the background needed to be exposed, and then a fill flash should have been added to illuminate the subjects.”
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