enlighten enlighten  /ɛn ˈlaɪ tən/


  1. (v) make understand
  2. (v) give spiritual insight to; in religion
  3. (v) make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear


  1. This is like offering lox to a dog: I've given Joe the chance to enlighten his feckless bro.
  2. It may be the only monument we have to the things that can enlighten and advance us, and thus assuage at least some of the sorrow for which there are no words.
  3. Adam moves to enlighten me, offering an amazingly complete dual cosmology of Harry Potter and the Chosen People.


  1. PENNINGTON: School plans new Kenneth K. T. Yen Humanities Building

    The Pennington School announced today the launching of a $10 million capital campaign, “PENNINGTON 175: Engage. Enlighten. Transform.”
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Hopewell Valley News

  2. Local Briefs

    Flag Day ceremony to be held FridayDurango Elks Lodge 507, 901 East Second Ave., will hold a Flag Day Ceremony honoring Old Glory at 530 p.m. Friday. This presentation will enlighten participants in the history of the flags that have flown throughout the countryx2019s history. The ceremony is open to the public. Hot dogs...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Durango Herald

  3. Market Musings: An Introduction and an Overview of the Stock Market

    Welcome to the first “Market Musings,” a daily column which is intended to enlighten and entertain, with a sideways glance at markets in general. For those of you who are unfamiliar with me and
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Nasdaq


  1. Pope Benedict wrote: "It is good, that you enlighten people about Harry Potter, because those are subtle seductions, which act unnoticed and by this deeply distort Christianity in the soul, before it can grow properly."
    on Jul 14, 2005 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: BBC News

  2. Hatcher said yesterday: "These experiences that we have in our lives, both personally and professionally, leave us with a choice: The choice to use our experiences to enlighten and empower and change people's lives, and that is the choice that I am...
    on Apr 7, 2006 By: Teri Hatcher Source: RTE.ie

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