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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.enlightening - tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance; "an enlightening glimpse of government in action"; "an illuminating lecture"
unenlightening, unilluminating - failing to inform or clarify; "an unenlightening comment"
2.enlightening - enlightening or uplifting so as to encourage intellectual or moral improvement; "the paintings in the church served an edifying purpose even for those who could not read"

enlightening

adjective
Translations

enlightening

[ɪnˈlaɪtnɪŋ] ADJinformativo; [experience etc] → instructivo

enlightening

[ɪnˈlaɪtənɪŋ] adj [experience, conversation, book] → instructif/ive

enlightening

enlightening

[ɪnˈlaɪtnɪŋ] adjistruttivo/a
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