verb (used with object)
Origin of enlighten
SYNONYMS FOR enlighten
Examples from the Web for enlightening
But one of the most enlightening experiences was realizing how close all of this hits to home.A Rallying Cry Against the Oversexualization of Our Youth|Darryl Roberts|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All in all, it was about as enlightening and informative than your usual presidential press conference.
Reading this revealing book was both upsetting and enlightening and made me proud of my father for his foresight and courage.
Much looking forward to going on with what is apparently also a trenchant and enlightening book.
That's great, governor--how about enlightening the rest of us?
Finally, for the work of enlightening and rousing France to insurrection, only a sum of 100,000 francs was allowed.History of the Commune of 1871|P. Lissagary
It was, apparently, the annihilation of the hope which I had, of enlightening myself by questioning this man.Other People's Money|Emile Gaboriau
Great tragedies, cruel wars, cataclysms of woe, have acted as enlightening and refining agents.History of the American Negro in the Great World War|W. Allison Sweeney
And he was going to pry a few enlightening answers out of somebody very soon.The Time Traders|Andre Norton
Enlightening, instruction, was the general cry among the writers.