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Synonyms for enlighten
ɛnˈlaɪt nen·light·en

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Wiktionary

  1. enlightenverb

    Antonyms:
    endarken

  2. enlightenverb

    Antonyms:
    endarken

  3. enlightenverb

    Antonyms:
    endarken

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. enlighten

    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.

    Synonyms:
    discipline, drill, educate, give instruction, give lessons, inculcate, indoctrinate, inform, initiate, instill, instruct, nurture, school, teach, train, tutor

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. enlighten

    Synonyms:
    illumine, edify, instruct, illuminate, inform, teach

    Antonyms:
    mislead, darken, confound, obscure, mystify, perplex

Princeton's WordNet

  1. enlighten, edifyverb

    make understand

    "Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal"

    Synonyms:
    crystallise, clear up, irradiate, shed light on, illuminate, crystalize, crystalise, edify, straighten out, elucidate, crystallize, sort out, clear

  2. enlighten, irradiateverb

    give spiritual insight to; in religion

    Synonyms:
    crystallise, clear up, irradiate, shed light on, ray, illuminate, crystalize, crystalise, edify, straighten out, elucidate, crystallize, sort out, clear

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

    make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear

    "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"

    Synonyms:
    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. enlightenverb

    Synonyms:
    illuminate, illume, illumine, irradiate, make light, make luminous, supply with light

  2. enlightenverb

    Synonyms:
    instruct, inform, teach

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "enlighten":

    illuminate, inform

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How to use enlighten in a sentence?

  1. Purvi Raniga:

    Yoga has the power to enlighten your life.

  2. Hasan Piker:

    im here to enlighten the way the government is shadowing society and abusing their power

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    A writer's thoughts can act as an Aladdin's lamp, which can enlighten and open the mind of a reader, by showing opportunities and beauties of life.

  4. Dan Quayle:

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

  5. Anastasia Pittman:

    I wanted him to be educated on some of the struggles they've endured, i think that will enlighten him and give him a new perspective on a culture that he is completely unaware of.


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