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[v] make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
[v] give spiritual insight to; in religion
[v] make understand; "Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal"


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Misc. Definitions

\En*light"en\, v. t. [Pref. en- + lighten: cf. AS. inl[=i]htan. Cf. {Enlight}.]
1. To supply with light; to illuminate; as, the sun enlightens the earth. His lightnings enlightened the world. --Ps. xcvii.
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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. The conscience enlightened by the Word and Spirit of God. --Trench.

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