enlightened


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en·light·en

 (ĕn-līt′n)
tr.v. en·light·ened, en·light·en·ing, en·light·ens
1. To give spiritual or intellectual insight to: "Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppression of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day" (Thomas Jefferson).
2. To give information to; inform or instruct.

en·light′en·er n.

enlightened

(ɪnˈlaɪtənd)
adj
1. factually well-informed, tolerant of alternative opinions, and guided by rational thought: an enlightened administration; enlightened self-interest.
2. privy to or claiming a sense of spiritual or religious revelation of truth: the search for an enlightened spiritual master.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enlightened - people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activityenlightened - people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity; "it is very familiar to the initiate"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
Adj.1.enlightened - having knowledge and spiritual insight
educated - possessing an education (especially having more than average knowledge)
informed - having much knowledge or education; "an informed public"; "informed opinion"; "the informed customer"
unenlightened - not enlightened; ignorant; "the devices by which unenlightened men preserved the unjust social order"
2.enlightened - characterized by full comprehension of the problem involved; "an educated guess"; "an enlightened electorate"
informed - having much knowledge or education; "an informed public"; "informed opinion"; "the informed customer"

enlightened

enlightened

adjective
1. Having an education:
2. Provided with information; made aware:
Translations
مُتَنَوِّر
velbaseret
valaistunutvalistunut
felvilágosult
upplÿstur, vel uppfræddur
osvietený
prosvetljen

enlightened

[ɪnˈlaɪtnd] ADJ [person, society, policy, attitude] → progresista
an enlightened despotun déspota ilustrado
in this enlightened age or in these enlightened times (esp iro) → en esta época de tantos adelantos or progresos

enlightened

[ɪnˈlaɪtənd] adj
(gen) (= person, management, leadership) → éclairé(e); [approach, policy, attitude] → éclairé(e)
(RELIGION) [person, being] → illuminé(e)

enlightened

adj person, societyaufgeklärt; (= progressive) person, approach, policyprogressiv, fortschrittlich; in this enlightened age, in these enlightened times (usu iro)in diesem aufgeklärten Zeitalter

enlightened

[ɪnˈlaɪtnd] adjilluminato/a

enlighten

(inˈlaitn) verb
to give more information to (a person). Will someone please enlighten me as to what is happening?
enˈlightened adjective
wise through knowledge; free from prejudice. an enlightened headmaster; an enlightened decision.
enˈlightenment noun
References in classic literature ?
The excellent papa labored under the delusion that he was, and reveled in long discussions with the kindred spirit, till a chance remark of his more observing grandson suddenly enlightened him.
A bank-robber, and what you call a murderer, likewise, has his rights, which men of enlightened humanity and conscience should regard in so much the more liberal spirit, because the bulk of society is prone to controvert their existence.
A glance at the window enlightened me further, and the striking of a match completed the picture.
Besides, to this day, the highly enlightened Turks devoutly believe in the historical story of Jonah.
So spoke this poor, heathenish Kentuckian, who had not been instructed in his constitutional relations, and consequently was betrayed into acting in a sort of Christianized manner, which, if he had been better situated and more enlightened, he would not have been left to do.
There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.
Which is to assert an always self-proven fact: that even the best governed and most free and most enlightened monarchy is still behind the best condition attainable by its people; and that the same is true of kindred governments of lower grades, all the way down to the lowest.
When we wish to speak of our "good friend or friends," in our enlightened tongue, we stick to the one form and have no trouble or hard feeling about it; but with the German tongue it is different.
For he argued that if a confederate was not found, an enlightened Missouri jury would hang them; sure; if a confederate was found, that would not improve the matter, but simply furnish one more person for the sheriff to hang.
fortunate for the multitudes, in various parts of our republic, whose minds he has enlightened on the subject of slavery, and who have been melted to tears by his pathos, or roused to virtuous indignation by his stirring eloquence against the enslavers of men
He had been in love with Emma, and jealous of Frank Churchill, from about the same period, one sentiment having probably enlightened him as to the other.
That Lucy had certainly meant to deceive, to go off with a flourish of malice against him in her message by Thomas, was perfectly clear to Elinor; and Edward himself, now thoroughly enlightened on her character, had no scruple in believing her capable of the utmost meanness of wanton ill-nature.