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enlighten

verb

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1 to give information to
  • the lecturer at the planetarium enlightened us about the latest astronomical discoveries

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2 to provide (someone) with moral or spiritual understanding
  • many people around the world have been enlightened by the teachings of Gautama Buddha

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The first known use of enlighten was in the 14th century

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enlarging (on or upon)

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“Enlighten.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/enlighten. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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