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light up

verb

1 light up

Start to burn with a bright flame.

Roget 824: excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, ... show more

Roget 836: be cheerful etc. adj.; have the mind at ease, smile, put a good face upon, keep up one's spirits; view the bright side of the picture, view things en couleur de rose [Fr.]; ridentem dicere virum [Lat.], cheer up, brighten up, light up, bear up; ... show more



2 light up

Make lighter or brighter.

synonyms: illume, illuminate, illumine, light.

Roget 420: shine, glow, glitter; glister, glisten; twinkle, gleam; flare, flare up; glare, beam, shimmer, glimmer, flicker, ... show more

Dutch: lichten, schijnen, verlichten

3 light up

Become clear.

synonyms: brighten, clear, clear up.

Dutch: opklaren

4 light up

Ignite.

5 light up

Begin to smoke.

synonyms: fire up, light.


Moby thesaurus: annoy, arouse, awake, awaken, bank, beacon, blow the coals, blow up, brace up, brighten, brighten up, buck up, burn, call forth, call up, cheer up, chirk up, conflagrate, enkindle, enlighten ... show more.

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