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English definition of “enlighten”

enlighten

verb [I/T]    /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    /ɪnˈlɑɪ·tən·ɪŋ/ adjective The discussion was enlightening.
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