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Meaning of ENLIGHTEN

Pronunciation:  en'lItn

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

ENLIGHTEN is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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