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synonyms for enlighten

  • acquaint
  • advise
  • civilize
  • edify
  • educate
  • inform
  • uplift
  • apprise
  • brief
  • catechize
  • convert
  • counsel
  • direct
  • disclose
  • divulge
  • elucidate
  • guide
  • illume
  • illuminate
  • illumine
  • imitate
  • improve
  • inculcate
  • indoctrinate
  • inspirit
  • instruct
  • persuade
  • preach
  • reveal
  • save
  • school
  • teach
  • tell
  • train
  • update
  • cause to understand
  • give faith
  • give the lowdown
  • give the word
  • let in on
  • open up
  • put on to
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antonyms for enlighten

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  • conceal
  • deceive
  • hide
  • harm
  • hurt
  • keep
  • learn
  • listen
  • misguide
  • mislead
  • neglect
  • obscure
  • secrete
  • suppress
  • bewilder
  • confound
  • confuse
  • delude
  • puzzle
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This guide is meant to enlighten your search for the best night-vision goggles.
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Chastened by the realities laid bare by the pandemic, a lot of companies are embracing fresh-start affirmations and promising newly enlightened, gentler, more equitable workplaces.
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Gradually, Momo grows enlightened to the oppression of androids, connecting the dots between a surgery she had as a child and the disappearance of her childhood best friend.
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If you care even a little bit about New York City — and possibly even if you don’t — this book will enlighten and quite possibly thrill you.
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The shame and sorrow these young women suffer in the 1890s is not so different from what women trying to get pregnant — or end a pregnancy — endure in our own supposedly enlightened era.
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Either way, these documentaries, movies, and TV shows will simultaneously entertain and enlighten you for hours upon hours.
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We were dazzled by the pitches from budding startup teams, and we were enlightened by the investors sharing their wealth of knowledge about the ecosystem.
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I’m just acknowledging that in the emotional grip of a relationship crisis like that, not many of us are enlightened enough to do that.
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We certainly do intend to deal fairly with Liberia, and give the reader every information that may tend to enlighten them.
THE CONDITION, ELEVATION, EMIGRATION, AND DESTINY OF THE COLORED PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATESMARTIN R. DELANY
Jack shivered as he recalled the Rev. Charles Mason's picture of that home, but he would not enlighten her.
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WORDS RELATED TO ENLIGHTEN

  • accustom
  • advise
  • apprise
  • bring out
  • clue
  • come out with
  • disclose
  • divulge
  • enlighten
  • familiarize
  • fill in
  • fix up
  • get together
  • habituate
  • inform
  • intro
  • introduce
  • knock down
  • let know
  • make familiar
  • notify
  • post
  • present
  • reveal
  • tell
  • warn
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.