What is the opposite of darken?

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Opposite of to make, or become, dark, dim, or indistinct
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Opposite of make or become angry, unhappy, or gloomy
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Opposite of to tarnish with something undesirable
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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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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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Opposite of to change or lose color
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Opposite of to make dirty or sooty
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Opposite of to tarnish with something undesirable
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Opposite of to stare angrily
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Opposite of to spoil or be the one bad feature of
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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 to make black, to blacken
“The bleach will whiten fungi or algae but does not change the color of dirt.”
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Opposite of to tarnish with something undesirable
“It has sometimes been said that Beethoven's father was responsible for falsifying his son's age in order to promote him as a child prodigy like Mozart.”
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Opposite of to diminish or weaken the striking characteristics of
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Opposite of to remove completely, leaving no trace
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Opposite of become extinguished
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