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Enlighten - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Enlighten' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Enlighten [ v. t.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'Enlighten' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . enlighten [ v]
Meaning (1):
- make understand
Example in sentence:
  • Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal
Meaning (2):
- make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
Example in sentence:
  • Clear up the question of who is at fault;
  • Could you clarify these remarks?