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Definition of Enlighten

Enlighten

  1. To supply with light; to illuminate; as, the sun enlightens the earth.
  2. To make clear to the intellect or conscience; to shed the light of truth and knowledge upon; to furnish with increase of knowledge; to instruct; as, to enlighten the mind or understanding.

Enlighten Quotations

When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.
Akhenaton

Buildings designed with careful attention to aesthetics arouse and enlighten their occupants and that promotes their good health.
Robert Evans

For some students, especially in the sciences, the knowledge gained in college may be directly relevant to graduate study. For almost all students, a liberal arts education works in subtle ways to create a web of knowledge that will illumine problems and enlighten judgment on innumerable occasions in later life.
Derek Bok

O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.
Saint Augustine

To me, art's highest purpose is to entertain, to enlighten, to inspire, to evoke emotion and to change an audience in some way, big or small.
Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick
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Enlighten Translations

enlighten in Dutch is illumineren, verlichten
enlighten in German is erleuchten
enlighten in Norwegian is opplyse
enlighten in Spanish is iluminar
enlighten in Swedish is upplysa
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