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redden

Verb

1 turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; "The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by" [syn: blush, crimson, flush]
2 make red; "The setting sun reddened the sky"
3 turn red or redder; "The sky reddened"

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English

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Verb

  1. To become red.
    1769: Plautus, Bonnell Thornton (translation), "The Captives", The Comedies of Plautus, T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, page 341
    But I will make you blush; nay, I will make you redden all over.
  2. To make red.
    1794: William Hamilton, "Mithridates", Poems on Several Occasions, W. Gordon, page 258
    Ere this had redden'd with my odious blood.

Translations

To become red
To make red

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Dutch

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redden

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redden in Dutch: Redden

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

blanch, blush, carmine, change color, color, color up, crimson, darken, flame, flush, frown, glare, glow, glower, gnarl, grow red, growl, henna, incarnadine, inflame, lipstick, look black, look daggers, lower, madder, mantle, miniate, pale, pink, red-ink, rose, rouge, rubify, rubric, ruby, ruddle, ruddy, rust, scowl, snap, snarl, spit, squirm with self-consciousness, stammer, turn color, turn pale, turn red, vermilion, warm, whiten
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