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enlighten 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/enˈlītn/,
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enlightening, present participle; enlightened, past tense; enlightens, 3rd person singular present; enlightened, past participle;
  1. Give (someone) greater knowledge and understanding about a subject or situation
    • - Christopher had not enlightened Frances as to their relationship
  2. Give (someone) spiritual knowledge or insight

  3. Illuminate or make clearer (a problem or area of study)
    • - this will enlighten the studies of origins of myths and symbols
  4. Shed light on (an object)


  1. make understand; "Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal"
  2. give spiritual insight to; in religion
  3. clear: make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
  4. (enlightening) tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance; "an enlightening glimpse of government in action"; "an illuminating lecture"
  5. edifying: enlightening or uplifting so as to encourage intellectual or moral improvement; "the paintings in the church served an edifying purpose even for those who could not read"
  6. enLighten is a Southern gospel music channel on XM Satellite Radio channel 34, Sirius Satellite Radio channel 67 and on Dish Network channel 6067. Until February 9, 2010, it was on DirectTV channel 828, but all of Sirius XM programming was dropped in favor of SonicTap. ...
  7. To supply with light; to illuminate; as, the sun enlightens the earth; 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
  8. (Enlightening) Light floral blend of jasmine, rose and gardenia with citrus zests and oolong tea.
  9. 1. to give information or understanding to; instruct; edify. 2. to give spiritual or religious revelation to.
  10. us on the role of the Singapore Police Force, help to build a stronger bond of friendship with them, and so lead to a safer place for all in the country.
  11. Kill (Age of Mayhem)