"Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal"
give spiritual insight to; in religion
clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate(verb)
make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
"Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
discharge, earn, take in, classify, elucidate, illumine, unsnarl, pull in, wrap up, sack, authorize, assoil, irradiate, shed light on, finish up, crystalise, see the light, illuminate, light up, light, crystalize, make, polish off, crystallise, sort, tidy, gain, illume, mop up, clarify, correct, realise, finish off, edify, solve, exculpate, assort, unclutter, class, put right, pass, neaten, square away, effloresce, clean up, discipline, acquit, brighten, reform, authorise, separate, crystallize, clear up, bring in, exonerate, straighten out, sack up, top, clear, sort out, tidy up, realize, iron out, disentangle, get through, straighten, net
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To teach is simply to communicate knowledge; to instruct (originally, to build in or into, put in order) is to impart knowledge with special method and completeness; instruct has also an authoritative sense nearly equivalent to command. To educate is to draw out or develop harmoniously the mental powers, and, in the fullest sense, the moral powers as well. To train is to direct to a certain result powers already existing. Train is used in preference to educate when the reference is to the inferior animals or to the physical powers of man; as, to train a horse; to train the hand or eye. To discipline is to bring into habitual and complete subjection to authority; discipline is a severe word, and is often used as a euphemism for punish; to be thoroughly effective in war, soldiers must be disciplined as well as trained. To nurture is to furnish the care and sustenance necessary for physical, mental, and moral growth; nurture is a more tender and homelike word than educate. Compare EDUCATION.
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How to use enlighten in a sentence?
Enlighten the people, generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day.
We are like children, who stand in need of masters to enlighten us and direct us and God has provided for this, by appointing his angels to be our teachers and guides.
Human brain provides us an amazing example of organizational teamwork. You see, the left and right halves of human brain do function slightly differently, and yet they don't work independently or in an isolation or even in a never-ending competition as the myth goes. The two halves always work seamlessly together as a unique system; offering a perfect teamwork between the logical and the intuitive, between the analytical and the creative. The Corpus Callosum, the main nerve bundle or the white matter that joins the two halves, facilitates and synergistically coordinates the communication between these different parts of the brain to ensure the effective functioning of human body. In my view, this is a classic example of teamwork and coordination, created by none other than the Supreme Power to enlighten us.
There was an enlightenment in my mind, and too now, enlighten the world will I.
You're looking for the light, forgetting you have an astonishing light, inside you, which can enlighten the whole world.
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- осведомявам, осветявамBulgarian
- διαφωτίζω, φωτίζωGreek
- lumigi, prilumiEsperanto
- valistaa, valaistaFinnish
- informer, éclairerFrench
- felvilágosít, kivilágít, megvilágítHungarian
- oświecać, uświadamiaćPolish
- осведомля́ть, освети́ть, просвеща́ть, осведоми́ть, освеща́ть, просвети́тьRussian
- bilgilendirmek, aydınlatmakTurkish
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