Darken and Obscure


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Darken verb – To make dark, dim, or indistinct.
Usage example: years of accumulated grime have darkened the painting until it can barely be seen

Obscure is a synonym for darken in dim topic. In some cases you can use "Obscure" instead a verb "Darken", when it comes to topics like cloud, unlit, eclipse, conceal.
Nearby Words: dark, darkness, darkening, darkly
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Obscure verb – To keep secret or shut off from view.
Usage example: the investigative reporters obscured their real motives for visiting the company by pretending the story was about something else

Darken is a synonym for obscure in dim topic. You can use "Darken" instead a verb "Obscure", if it concerns topics such as conceal, eclipse, obfuscate, becloud.
Nearby Words: obscured, obscurity, obscurely, obscuring, obscuration
Synonyms for Obscure

Common collocations

vision darken vision obscure vision
room darken room obscure room
face darken face obscure face
light darken light obscure light
Other nouns: hair.
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