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1. darken  (verb) 
make dark or darker; "darken a room"



  Cause:
    darken


  More Specific:
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
obscure / benight / bedim - make difficult to perceive by sight
overcast / cloud - make overcast or cloudy


  More Generic:
    change     alter     modify


  Opposite of:
    brighten     lighten up     lighten


2. darken  (verb) 
become dark or darker; "The sky darkened"



  More Specific:
black out / blacken out - darken completely
overcloud / cloud over / cloud up - become covered with clouds


  More Generic:
    change


  Opposite of:
    brighten     lighten


3. darken  (verb) 
tarnish or stain; "a scandal that darkened the family''s good name"



  More Generic:
    tarnish     stain     maculate     sully     defile


4. darken  (verb) 
become or make darker; "The screen darkend"; "He darkened the colors by adding brown"

  Also known as: dim


  More Generic:
    change intensity


  Opposite of:
    brighten


 

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