Dictionary Results for enlightening


1. enlighten - verb

· make understand; "Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal"

Synonym(s): edify

Hypernym(s): teach, learn, instruct




2. enlighten - verb

· give spiritual insight to; in religion

Synonym(s): irradiate

Hypernym(s): prophesy, vaticinate




3. enlighten - verb

· make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"

Synonym(s): clear, clear_up, shed_light_on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten_out, sort_out, illuminate, elucidate

Hypernym(s): clarify, clear_up, elucidate




4. enlightening - adjective

· tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance; "an enlightening glimpse of government in action"; "an illuminating lecture"

Synonym(s): informative, illuminating

Antonym(s): unenlightening




5. enlightening - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): edifying





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