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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enlighten  \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. 
  4. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enlighten 
  v  1:  make  understand;  "Can  you  enlighten  me--I  don't  understand 
  this  proposal"  [syn:  {edify}] 
  2:  give  spiritual  insight  to  in  religion  [syn:  {irradiate}] 
  3:  make  free  from  confusion  or  ambiguity;  make  clear:  "Could 
  you  clarify  these  remarks?";  "Clear  up  the  question  of  who 
  is  at  fault"  [syn:  {clarify},  {clear},  {clear  up},  {shed 
  light  on},  {crystallize},  {straighten  out},  {sort  out},  {illuminate}, 
  {elucidate}]  [ant:  {confuse}] 




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