Definition of enlighten
- enlightened us about the problem
I don't understand what's going on; can someone please enlighten me?
the lecturer at the planetarium enlightened us about the latest astronomical discoveries
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: to give knowledge or understanding to (someone) : to explain something to (someone)
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