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synonyms for enlightens

  • 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 enlightens

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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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How to use enlightens in a sentence

True science reserves its opinion until further observation enlightens it.
THE MYTHS OF THE NEW WORLDDANIEL G. BRINTON
Seeking a foothold for self, love finds a foothold for others; seeking light for itself, it enlightens others too.
THE SAYINGS OF CONFUCIUSCONFUCIUS
Is not our spiritual light, which enlightens the sight of the mind, become thick darkness with them?
THE DELIGHTS OF WISDOM PERTAINING TO CONJUGIAL LOVEEMANUEL SWEDENBORG
Nations, does that sun, which enlightens you, appear square or triangular?
THE RUINSC. F. [CONSTANTIN FRANCOIS DE] VOLNEY
We cannot say: it enlightens us as to other objects, but not as to itself.
FUNDAMENTAL PHILOSOPHY, VOL. I (OF 2)JAIME LUCIANO BALMES
Using the ordinary language of physics, we have just been calling it Force, but such a term in no wise enlightens us.
THE IDEA OF GOD AS AFFECTED BY MODERN KNOWLEDGEJOHN FISKE
I believe that He enlightens all souls coming into the world; thus says St. John.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 10 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
The divine light shines through many distracting media; it enlightens many who do not consciously perceive it.
LIBRARY OF THE WORLD'S BEST LITERATURE, ANCIENT AND MODERN, VOL. VIIIVARIOUS
His blessing rests upon her choice, if pure love guides and reason enlightens affection.
THE GOLDEN DOGWILLIAM KIRBY
He may be a literary man, who by his writings enlightens, exhilarates, and elevates mankind.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE GOSPEL OF ST JOHN, VOL. IIMARCUS DODS
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