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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.
References in classic literature ?
But as it is in no way proved that the aim of humanity does consist in freedom, equality, enlightenment, or civilization, and as the connection of the people with the rulers and enlighteners of humanity is only based on the arbitrary assumption that the collective will of the people is always transferred to the men whom we have noticed, it happens that the activity of the millions who migrate, burn houses, abandon agriculture, and destroy one another never is expressed in the account of the activity of some dozen people who did not burn houses, practice agriculture, or slay their fellow creatures.
The President noted that the Enlightener is a Bulgarian spiritual category, and it has a clear focus - Bulgaria and the Bulgarian people in the future.
I can start, for example, with a New Testament missioner, in fact the first one, the Samaritan woman, St Fotini in Orthodox tradition, continue with Thecla, St Phoebe, St Nino the Enlightener of Georgia, St Macrina, St Olympia, St Melania the Roman, and conclude with Maria Skobtsova, a Russian intellectual, activist, and divorced mother who become a nun.
Livonian Enlightener August Wilhelm Hupel 1737-1819.
Seraphim of Sarov (175411759-1833), or the enlightener of the Aleuts St.
A Contemporary in Dissent: Johann Georg Hamann as a Radical Enlightener.
A contemporary in dissent; Johann Georg Hamann as a radical enlightener.
If so, a symposium scheduled for March might be just the enlightener
The contemporary monastic leader Iosif Volotskii (Ivan Sanin) penned a scathing book, now known as The Enlightener, or Exposure of the Heresy of the Judaisers, in which he called (successfully) for their annihilation.
The dimension of enlightener should be our guide in building the culture of our spirit, our beliefs and our love of God," Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski said.