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Verb: enlighten  en'lI-t(u)n
  1. Make understand
    "Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal";
    - edify
  2. Give spiritual insight to; in religion
    - irradiate
  3. Make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
    - clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise [Brit], crystalize, crystalise [Brit], straighten out, sort out, illuminate, elucidate

Derived forms: enlightens, enlightening, enlightened

Type of: clarify, clear up, elucidate, instruct, learn, prophesy, teach, vaticinate

Encyclopedia: Enlighten