Enlighten meaning

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Enlighten is defined as to inform or give spiritual understanding.

An example of enlighten is teaching a meditation workshop.

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To give spiritual or intellectual insight to.
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To give information to; inform or instruct.
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(archaic) To light up; illuminate.
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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.
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To make clear to (a person) the facts or nature of something; inform.
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To supply with light; to illuminate; as, the sun enlightens the earth.
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Origin of enlighten

  • Formerly also inlighten, from Middle English enlightenen, inlightnen, a hybrid formed from Middle English inlighten (“to enlighten, illuminate”), from Old English inlīhtan, onlīhtan, enlīhten (“to enlighten, illuminate, give light to, give sight to”) and Middle English lightnen (“to enlighten, illuminate”) (equivalent to light +‎ -en). Cognate with Dutch inlichten (“to enlighten, inform”), Old High German inliuhten (“to enlighten, illuminate”), Gothic (inliuhtjan, “to enlighten, illuminate”). More at inlight, -en.

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