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Overview of verb enlighten

The verb enlighten has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. enlighten, edify

(make understand; "Can you enlighten me

2. enlighten, irradiate

(give spiritual insight to; in religion)

3. clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate

(make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault")

Overview of adj enlightening

The adj enlightening has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. enlightening, informative, illuminating

(tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance; "an enlightening glimpse of government in action"; "an illuminating lecture")

2. edifying, 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") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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