• IPA: /ɪnˈlaɪtn̩/, /ənˈlaɪtn̩/

enlighten (enlightens, present participle enlightening; past and past participle enlightened)

  1. (transitive) To supply with light.
    Synonyms: illumine, illuminate, Thesaurus:illuminate
    Antonyms: endarken
    The sun enlightens the Earth.
  2. (transitive, figurative) To make something clear to (someone); to give knowledge or understanding to.
    Synonyms: apprise, notify, inform
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