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enlighten

en·light·en

enlighten

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn laI tn
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: enlightened, enlightening, enlightens
definition: to provide with previously lacking insight, information, or knowledge.
The lecture enlightened me about the power of the mind over the body.
synonyms:
illuminate
antonyms:
baffle, confuse
similar words:
acquaint, advise, edify, educate, elucidate, inform, inspire, teach, tell, uplift
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derivation: enlightener (n.)
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