Complete Definition of "enlighten"

English

Etymology
Uncertain; any of the following are possible ways in which enlighten was formed:
light + en- -en, intensifying verbal circumfix;
originally a by-form of inlighten, itself derived from the obsolete inlight + -en; or,
in- or en- + lighten.<ref name="OED-etym">The Oxford English Dictionary (2007) refers to the circumfixation scenario as the simultaneous prefixing of en- and suffixing of -en (which, by definition, constitutes circumfixation).</ref>

Verb
en-verb

  1. To supply with light; to illuminate; as, the sun enlightens the earth.
  2. 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.

Translations
trans-top|supply with light
French: t+|fr|éclairer
Greek: t|el|ÏÏÏίζÏ|sc=Grek (fotízo)
Hebrew: he-translation|×××ר|ha-ir
trans-mid
trans-bottom
trans-top|make clear to the intellect
Greek: t|el|διαÏÏÏίζÏ|sc=Grek (diafotízo)
Hebrew: he-translation|×××ר|ha-ir
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Antonyms
endarken

References
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