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Definition of "redden" [red•den]

  • To make red. (verb-transitive)
  • To become red. (verb-intransitive)
  • To blush. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "redden" in a sentence
  • "Although it is also widely used, it causes the ear to redden from the pinching."
  • "Opening the shirt in front of hundreds, I watched his chest heave in frustration and his face redden in humiliation as he threw the shirt down."
  • "I once saw him strap a refrigerator to his back and carry it up a flight of stairs, but now if he didn't sag under the weight of his steel toolbox, carried solemnly from house to house like a box of jewels, his face would redden with the effort."