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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

Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
Thomas Jefferson

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

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

I am searching for abstract ways of expressing reality, abstract forms that will enlighten my own mystery.
Eric Cantona

We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made.
Dan Quayle
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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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