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enlighten

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of enlighten

  1. 1 to give information to <the lecturer at the planetarium enlightened us about the latest astronomical discoveries> Synonyms acquaint, advise, apprise, brief, catch up, clear, clue (in), familiarize, fill in, hip, inform, instruct, tell, verse, wise (up) Related Words advertise, alert, notify; announce (to), disclose (to); assure, certify, convince, reassure, warrant; educate, lecture, school, teach, tutor; disabuse, disenchant, disillusion, undeceive Phrases keep (one) posted, let (one) know Near Antonyms misinform, mislead

  2. 2 to provide (someone) with moral or spiritual understanding <many people around the world have been enlightened by the teachings of Gautama Buddha> Synonyms edify, educate, illume, illuminate, illumine, inspire, nurture Related Words elevate, ennoble, enrich, ensoul, lift, uplift; better, improve, regenerate, renew, transform; exalt, glorify, transfigure Near Antonyms confuse, perplex, puzzle; becloud, cloud, darken, obscure





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