verb (used with object)
Origin of enlighten
Synonyms for enlighten
Antonyms for enlighten
Related Words for enlightenedopen-minded, literate, sophisticated, civilized, reasonable, knowledgeable, liberal, cultivated, savvy, sharp, learned, refined, aware, broad-minded
Examples from the Web for enlightened
Contemporary Examples of enlightened
Fully enlightened beings may be avatars, incarnations of various deities.Is India’s Fallen ‘God-Man’ So Different From a Megachurch Pastor?
November 21, 2014
He was a dictator, to be sure, but also an enlightened reformer.Napoleon Was a Dynamite Dictator
November 7, 2014
But now their country has an enlightened policy about paid leave.Obama’s Extravagant Summer Break? More Like, America’s Vacation-Deficit Disorder
August 10, 2014
A precocious talent, he was nurtured by enlightened teachers in London and then discovered California.
And the solution involves a re-education of males, including those of us who consider ourselves progressive and enlightened.#YesAllWomen Should Have the Church On Their Side
June 1, 2014
Historical Examples of enlightened
Listening to her I was no longer the enlightened, the creedless man.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
Called "trousers" by the enlightened and "pants" by the unworthy.The Devil's Dictionary
Such were the remarks of my amiable and enlightened father-in-law!
He possessed a soul brave, liberal, enlightened, and ingenuous.
Her liberal principles and her enlightened views are acknowledged by all.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
1630s, "illuminated;" 1660s in the sense "well-informed;" past participle adjective from enlighten.