"Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal"
give spiritual insight to; in religion
clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate(verb)
make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
"Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
discharge, earn, take in, classify, elucidate, illumine, unsnarl, pull in, wrap up, enlighten, sack, authorize, assoil, irradiate, shed light on, finish up, crystalise, see the light, illuminate, light up, light, crystalize, make, polish off, crystallise, sort, tidy, gain, illume, mop up, clarify, correct, realise, finish off, edify, solve, exculpate, assort, unclutter, class, put right, pass, neaten, square away, effloresce, clean up, discipline, acquit, brighten, reform, authorise, separate, crystallize, clear up, bring in, exonerate, straighten out, sack up, top, clear, sort out, tidy up, realize, iron out, disentangle, get through, straighten, net
enlighten(verb)To supply with light; to illuminate; as, the sun enlightens the earth.
enlighten(verb)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.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To teach is simply to communicate knowledge; to instruct (originally, to build in or into, put in order) is to impart knowledge with special method and completeness; instruct has also an authoritative sense nearly equivalent to command. To educate is to draw out or develop harmoniously the mental powers, and, in the fullest sense, the moral powers as well. To train is to direct to a certain result powers already existing. Train is used in preference to educate when the reference is to the inferior animals or to the physical powers of man; as, to train a horse; to train the hand or eye. To discipline is to bring into habitual and complete subjection to authority; discipline is a severe word, and is often used as a euphemism for punish; to be thoroughly effective in war, soldiers must be disciplined as well as trained. To nurture is to furnish the care and sustenance necessary for physical, mental, and moral growth; nurture is a more tender and homelike word than educate. Compare EDUCATION.
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- осведомявам, осветявамBulgarian
- διαφωτίζω, φωτίζωGreek
- lumigi, prilumiEsperanto
- valistaa, valaistaFinnish
- informer, éclairerFrench
- felvilágosít, kivilágít, megvilágítHungarian
- oświecać, uświadamiaćPolish
- осведомля́ть, освети́ть, просвеща́ть, осведоми́ть, освеща́ть, просвети́тьRussian
- bilgilendirmek, aydınlatmakTurkish
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