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enlighten

verb

1 enlighten

Make understand:
— Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal.

synonym: edify.

Roget 527: tell; inform, inform of; acquaint, acquaint with; impart, impart to; make acquaintance with, apprise, advise, enlighten, awaken; transmit.    ... show more

Roget 527a: correct, set right, set straight, put straight; undeceive; enlighten.    show one one's error; point out an error, point out a fallacy; pick out an error, pick out the fallacy; open one's eyes.    pick apart an argument, confutation ... show more

Roget 537: teach, instruct, educate, edify, school, tutor; cram, prime, coach; enlighten etc. (inform) 527.    inculcate, ... show more

Dutch: stichten



2 enlighten

Give spiritual insight to; in religion.

synonym: irradiate.

3 enlighten

Make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear.

synonyms: clear, clear up, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, elucidate, illuminate, shed light on, sort out ... show more.

Roget 420: shine, glow, glitter; glister, glisten; twinkle, gleam; flare, flare up; glare, beam, shimmer, glimmer, flicker, ... show more

Dutch: verstaanbaar, begrijpelijk, helder, duidelijk, verklaren, verduidelijken, onderrichten


Moby thesaurus: account for, acculturate, acquaint, advance, advertise, advertise of, advise, allegorize, ameliorate, amend, apprise, awaken, beacon, better, boost, break the spell, brief, brighten, brighten up, bring forward ... show more.

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