Examples of enlighten in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of enlighten from the Web
Made possible by the Miami VA Healthcare System and Mission United, the summit served to educate and enlighten attendees with seminars, personal stories and resource exhibits.
After only four months, moviegoers have been gifted with a bounty of great blockbusters, indies and documentaries, proving that filmmakers are continuing to find new ways—both big and small—to entertain, excite and enlighten.
Those are some of the questions hovering over the four-part docuseries, which may be maddening, or might be enlightening.
Enlightened humans, spreading that light one to the other to the other.
One person who could enlighten us on what Cathy did or didn’t do in an effort to stop Maskell is Sister Russell, Cathy’s roommate in that Carriage House apartment.
This past December, Leonardo DiCaprio met with Donald Trump in a last-ditch effort to enlighten the president on climate change—one of the environmental causes for which the Oscar-winning actor and activist has worked tirelessly.
Guides are well-versed in enlightening visitors about native vegetation, regional history and the abundant wildlife in the region.
Generally they were born the slaves of barbarian masters, untaught in all the useful arts and occupations, reared in heathen darkness, they were transferred to shores enlightened by the rays of Christianity.
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First Known Use of enlighten
ENLIGHTEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of enlighten for English Language Learners
: to give knowledge or understanding to (someone) : to explain something to (someone)
ENLIGHTEN Defined for Kids
Definition of enlighten for Students
: to give knowledge or understanding to “Where is she now? Will someone please enlighten me?” — Brian Jacques, Redwall
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