Definitions for: Enlighten

[v] make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
[v] give spiritual insight to; in religion
[v] make understand; "Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal"

Webster (1913) Definition: En*light"en, v. t. [Pref. en- + lighten: cf. AS.
inl[=i]htan. Cf. Enlight.]
1. To supply with light; to illuminate; as, the sun
enlightens the earth.

His lightnings enlightened the world. --Ps. xcvii.

2. 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.

The conscience enlightened by the Word and Spirit of
God. --Trench.

Synonyms: clear, clear up, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, edify, elucidate, illuminate, irradiate, shed light on, sort out, straighten out

See Also: clarify, instruct, learn, prophesy, teach, vaticinate

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