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 ?
Hence the saying: The enlightened ruler lays his plans well ahead; the good general cultivates his resources.
Hence the enlightened ruler is heedful, and the good general full of caution.
It is in vain to say that enlightened statesmen will be able to adjust these clashing interests, and render them all subservient to the public good.
Does the advantage consist in the substitution of representatives whose enlightened views and virtuous sentiments render them superior to local prejudices and schemes of injustice?
whom the work is addressed -- enlightened souls who prefer dry wines
If it had been found impracticable to have devised models of a more perfect structure, the enlightened friends to liberty would have been obliged to abandon the cause of that species of government as indefensible.
Oh, tell me, who was it first announced, who was it first proclaimed, that man only does nasty things because he does not know his own interests; and that if he were enlightened, if his eyes were opened to his real normal interests, man would at once cease to do nasty things, would at once become good and noble because, being enlightened and understanding his real advantage, he would see his own advantage in the good and nothing else, and we all know that not one man can, consciously, act against his own interests, consequently, so to say, through necessity, he would begin doing good?
I want to be enlightened on a subject; then, when I shall have learned what I desire to know, I will withdraw.
The grief and consternation of Kory-Kory, in particular, was unbounded; he threw himself into a perfect paroxysm of gestures which were intended to convey to us not only his abhorrence of Nukuheva and its uncivilized inhabitants, but also his astonishment that after becoming acquainted with the enlightened Typees, we should evince the least desire to withdraw, even for a time, from their agreeable society.
In these enlightened times, Captain Helding, we only believe in dancing tables, and in messages sent from the other world by spirits who can't spell
Not a person, not a piece of property, not a winder, not a horse, nor a dog, nor a cat, nor a bird, nor a fowl, nor a pig, but what he stoned, for want of an enlightened object.
Besides, to this day, the highly enlightened Turks devoutly believe in the historical story of Jonah.