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shed light on

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  1. shed light onverb

    Synonyms:
    straighten out, sort out, crystallize, enlighten, clear up, illuminate, clear, elucidate

  2. shed light onverb

    To illuminate; to make clear

    Synonyms:
    illuminate, sort out, clear up, clear, elucidate, straighten out, crystallize, enlighten

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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, enlighten, sack, authorize, assoil, irradiate, 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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How to use shed light on in a sentence?

  1. Carl Denaro today .:

    From 1993 on, I’ve been investigating and talking to law enforcement, anyone I could really to help me shed light on what happened, i was 100 percent, as I still am to this day, 100 percent sure other people were involved and David Berkowitz did n’t shoot me. David Berkowitz's apartment. ( Courtesy of NYPD) I don’t think a week goes by where I don’t get another piece of information that connects all the dots there that I already have. My hope, and even though it’s far-fetched, I hope someday to bring to justice the other people that were involved. I don’t know if it’s going to happen, but until the day I die, I ’m going to keep trying.

  2. Sebastian Stopper:

    Access to the archives is getting worse and worse, it's just politically desired for now not to shed light on crimes of the Russian state in the 20th century.

  3. Joe Zwick:

    He was able to shed light on all of those issues.

  4. Rick Saccone:

    Recent news articles have shed light on the problem of ‘ghost teachers’ – individuals who receive monetary compensation and benefits, including retirement benefits, from their public school employer while on leave from school employment to perform union duties, currently, the Public School Code does not restrict this practice, which misdirects valuable tax dollars that should be used to provide for teachers who are actually working in the classroom to educate our children.

  5. Maayan Lev:

    We hope that this study will shed light on the importance of squamate remains in the Natufian, and will provide a tool todiscern between cultural and natural squamate accumulations in other zooarchaeological Natufian studies.


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