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English definition of “enlighten”

enlighten

verb [I or T]     /ɪnˈlaɪ.tən/ US  /-t̬ən/
to provide someone with information and understanding; to explain the true facts about something to someone: Should the function of children's television be to entertain or to enlighten? I don't understand this. Could you enlighten me?Defining and explaining
(Definition of enlighten verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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