darken

Definitions of darken
  1. verb
    make dark or darker
    darken a room”
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    Antonyms:
    brighten, lighten, lighten up
    make lighter or brighter
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    embrown
    cause to darken
    murk
    make dark, dim, or gloomy
    dun
    make a dun color
    blind, dim
    make dim by comparison or conceal
    dim
    make dim or lusterless
    bedim, benight
    make darker and difficult to perceive by sight
    shade, shade off, shadow
    cast a shadow over
    cloud, overcast
    make overcast or cloudy
    fog up
    get foggy
    haze
    become hazy, dull, or cloudy
    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  2. verb
    tarnish or stain
    “a scandal that darkened the family's good name”
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    defile, maculate, stain, sully, tarnish
    make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically
  3. verb
    become dark or darker
    “The sky darkened
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    Antonyms:
    lighten, lighten up
    become lighter
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    dusk
    become dusk
    black out, blacken out
    darken completely
    cloud over, cloud up, overcloud
    become covered with clouds
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    change
    undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature
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