verb (used with object)
Origin of enlighten
SYNONYMS FOR enlighten
Examples from the Web for enlighten
Maybe some of you Brits who followed me over from the dear old Graun could enlighten.
Creator Rod Serling was compelled by the need “not to just entertain but to enlighten.”
With Sinclair as our non-judgmental guide, we see that these revelations are not meant to shock us but, perhaps, enlighten us.‘High Maintenance,’ Like a Good High, Is Funny and Sometimes Unsettling|Caitlin Dickson|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They're supposed to give audiences hope and enlighten them while promoting positive emotions.Inside ‘Leviathan’: Russian Filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Award-Winning Anti-Putin Cannes Film|Richard Porton|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is a way to examine modern dating habits that could both entertain and enlighten.Bravo’s ‘Online Dating Rituals’ Reveals American Males Are Creepy and Want Sex|Emily Shire|March 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mlle H. I have no doubt M. Manuel could enlighten us, if he chose.The Romance of a Poor Young Man|Pierrepont Edwards
We must first, then, enlighten public opinion, and enlighten members of Congress.The Life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Volume I (of 2)|Hazard Stevens
Certainly no attempt will be made, in this case, to enlighten.Bugle Blasts|William E. Crane
Even if we cannot enlighten what is dark, the new beginnings established in us will save us from becoming cowed and despondent.Ethics and Modern Thought|Rudolf Eucken
And if we do not run at least a hundred Labour Candidates to enlighten you as to our "unanimity," call us—items!