What does Enlighten mean?
Definitions for Enlighten
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"Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal"
give spiritual insight to; in religion
clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidateverb
make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
"Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
To supply with light; to illuminate; as, the sun enlightens the earth.
To make clear to the intellect or conscience; to shed the light of truth and knowledge upon; to furnish with increase of knowledge; to instruct; as, to enlighten the mind or understanding.
Etymology: Formerly also inlighten, from enlightenen, inlightnen, a hybrid formed from inlighten, from inlihtan, onlihtan, enlihten and lightnen (equivalent to). Cognate with inlichten, inliuhten, 0339033D033B0339033F03370344033E0330033D. More at inlight, -en.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from light.
As one sun shineth to the whole world, so there is no faith but this one published, the brightness whereof must enlighten all that come to the knowledge of the truth. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 46.
This doctrine is so agreeable to reason, that we meet with it in the writings of the enlightened heathens. Spectator.
’Tis he who enlightens our understanding, corrects our wills, and enables us to subdue our affections to the law of God. John Rogers.
Love never fails to master what he finds;
The fool enlightens, and the wise he blinds. Dryden.
to supply with light; to illuminate; as, the sun enlightens the earth
to make clear to the intellect or conscience; to shed the light of truth and knowledge upon; to furnish with increase of knowledge; to instruct; as, to enlighten the mind or understanding
Etymology: [Pref. en- + lighten: cf. AS. inlhtan. Cf. Enlight.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
en-līt′n, v.t. to lighten or shed light on: to make clear to the mind: to impart knowledge to: to elevate by knowledge or religion—(obs.) Enlight′.—n. Enlight′enment, act of enlightening: state of being enlightened: the spirit of the French philosophers of the 18th century.
To provide and receive specific and accurate intuition, feeling, knowing, understanding, knowledge, logic, perception, reason, wisdom, knowledge, data, information and facts.
We are grateful to enlighten each other with the data and information that we choose to learn proactively.
Submitted by MaryC on April 1, 2020
The numerical value of Enlighten in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Enlighten in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of Enlighten in a Sentence
The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
I am actually not a supporter of Trump, I’ve gone on the record multiple times saying that. I tweeted that a few years ago – a couple of years ago? And you know it was – my fans were quick to enlighten me about why I shouldn’t be a supporter. ...When I am performing I will I’ll do throwback songs, but I don’t really go that route.
Yoga has the power to enlighten your life.
im here to enlighten the way the government is shadowing society and abusing their power
I feel my perspective will be twisted if discussing the skewed video which cut out part of the incident. … If you would like to have a full normal interview about the displacement of European-Americans then I gladly am available to enlighten the public.
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- осведомявам, осветявамBulgarian
- διαφωτίζω, φωτίζωGreek
- lumigi, prilumiEsperanto
- valistaa, valaistaFinnish
- éclairer, informerFrench
- kivilágít, megvilágít, felvilágosítHungarian
- oświecać, uświadamiaćPolish
- просвеща́ть, просвети́ть, освеща́ть, осведомля́ть, освети́ть, осведоми́тьRussian
- aydınlatmak, bilgilendirmekTurkish
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