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enlighten

verb [I/T]  us   /ɪnˈlɑɪ·tən/
to cause someone to understand something by explaining it or by bringing new information or facts to that person’s attention: [I] The show is meant to both enlighten and entertain. [T] We hope the pamphlet will enlighten voters about the issues.
enlightening
adjective  us   /ɪnˈlɑɪ·tən·ɪŋ/
The discussion was enlightening.
Translations of “enlighten”
in Vietnamese khai sáng…
in Spanish aclarar, informar…
in Thai สอน…
in Malaysian beritahu…
in French éclairer (qqn sur qqch.)…
in German aufklären…
in Chinese (Traditional) 啓發,啓迪, 開導, 闡明…
in Indonesian menjelaskan…
in Russian просвещать, осведомлять…
in Turkish aydınlatmak, bilgi vermek, açıklık getirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 启发,启迪, 开导, 阐明…
in Polish oświecać, uświadamiać…
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