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enlighten

verb [I or T] uk   /ɪnˈlaɪ.tən/  us   /-t̬ən/
to provide someone with information and understanding, or 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?
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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