There are 2 main translations of lighten in Spanish

: lighten1lighten2

lighten1

aligerar, v.

Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪt(ə)n//ˈlaɪtn/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (make less heavy)
    (load/workload) aligerar
    (suitcase) quitarle peso a
    (suitcase) aligerar (de peso)
    (debt) reducir
    (responsibility/conscience) descargar
    to lighten the tone of a speech darle un tono menos grave a un discurso
    • beat the mixture well to lighten it bata bien la mezcla para que quede esponjosa
  • 2literary

    (cares) aliviar
    (heart) alegrar

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (become less heavy)
    (load/weight) hacerse más ligero
    (load/weight) hacerse más liviano Latin America
    (load/weight) aligerarse

There are 2 main translations of lighten in Spanish

: lighten1lighten2

lighten2

dar más luz a, v.

Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪt(ə)n//ˈlaɪtn/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (make brighter)
    (room) dar más luz a
    (sky) iluminar
  • 2

    (make paler)
    (color/hair) aclarar

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (become brighter)
    (sky) despejarse
    (face) iluminarse
    (atmosphere) relajarse
    • It can be difficult to lighten dark hair with lemon juice, as it tends to leave orange streaks in hair.
    • Soon enough the sky began to lighten, the dawn chorus started up, and a heavy dew began to form.
    • The sky was gradually lightening and the peaceful suburb was beginning to stir.
    • The teal stripe beneath each eye lightened to his skin color briefly before returning to their regular shade.
    • I could watch the last star fade as the sky lightened and birds began to chatter amongst themselves about the coming day.
    • Carol has indulged her love of chandeliers; walls have been lightened and brightened; and the Pressdees have exposed a super spiral staircase at the back of the tearoom.
    • The darkness began to lighten into a pale yellow, getting brighter as the seconds passed.
    • The sky began to lighten and my hiding place was no longer quite as subtle, so I moved to behind a bush in the same yard.
    • The sky began to lighten, though it was still dark.
    • He inhaled with short, deep breathes, and the pigmentation of his skin lightened up to its previous color.
    • Lazily, Bren watched slumped backward into the cool, itching grass, hands entwined behind once bright hair that had been lightened by long hours under a summer sun.
    • As she played, she watched the yard lighten up gradually.
    • Try lightening your hair to within just two to three shades of your natural hair colour so roots are less visible.
    • The sky was beginning to lighten in the east, which meant they were running out of time.
    • As the sky began to lighten in the east, humans and lizards moved quickly through the trees, wearing earthen colors and staying as low as possible to the ground.
    • The sky was beginning to lighten, and he felt a tingling on his skin, but there was plenty of time for what was to unfold.
    • These techniques lighten and brighten the living space, and can also focus the eye toward a spectacular view down a fairway or across a lake.
    • 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.
    • The bleaches lighten and brighten the wood and remove mildew stains.
    • Apparently, when she saw the pictures of herself standing next to Liz, she was so dismayed by her own appearance she lightened her hair, went on a crash diet and started wearing elevator lifts in her shoes.
    • The sky was lightening to a sort of violet blue; dawn was near.
    • A regular exercise program will lighten your load as well as strengthen your back.
    • As a kid it was a trick to add some ginger ale to lighten up the flavour.
    • The menu has been conceived along American or lightened Continental lines, and despite an occasional, surprising flaw, the food is generally well prepared.
    • To make matters worse, Ellen wasn't lightening the homework load one bit.
    • We hope this will speed up response time, enhance community feeling, and lighten our workload.
    • We may seek to lighten the burden of all parents once they become parents.
    • When they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.
    • Even in serious times like these, they had the strength to joke around and lighten up the air a bit.
    • It ought to cause even the sour of spirit (guilty as charged) to lighten up.
    • But when you know that I'm here, your mood lightens up.
    • As usual, there was a large group of rowdy sailors surrounding the table, which actually helped to lighten up the heavy atmosphere.
    • His expression lightened for a millisecond before it dropped back into the deepening gloom.
    • Once he was gone, I felt the atmosphere lighten up and Coach nodded in satisfaction and left too.
    • I guess they were trying to lighten up the atmosphere… or something like that.
    • When someone was talking about something deep or intense he would joke around to lighten up the mood.
    • Is this normal, or should I ask her to lighten up?
    • Was Tom right to take the matter so seriously, or should he lighten up a little?
    • He had all but forgotten what a smile was until he saw Maria give him one of hers, how it seemed to lighten up her face and spirit.
    • Sometimes a laugh is OK, though, so lighten up, and enjoy the joke!
    • He smiles as if he's cracked some joke in order to lighten up the mood.
    • As it turned out we had been booked as comic relief to try and lighten up the turgidly dull atmosphere in studio 1.
    • The drapes were opened to allow the late afternoon sunshine in and lighten the atmosphere.
    • His mood was lightening up, the adrenaline from battle beginning to dissipate to a level he could control.
    • All too often I hear that people ‘just need to lighten up’ or ‘if it offends them, they shouldn't read it.’
    • Now, he smiled when he saw her eyes lighten up a bit and her head raise.
    • But Dad, he seriously needs to lighten up, maybe get a girlfriend or something.
    • I told him and his face lightened up a bit.

impersonal verb

  • 1British

    Meteorology
    aclarar
    clarear