English version

enlighten

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishenlightenen‧light‧en /ɪnˈlaɪtn/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 formalEXPLAIN to explain something to someoneenlighten somebody as to/on/about something 🔊 Baldwin enlightened her as to the nature of the experiment.enlightening adjective→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
enlightenAlthough it covers everything from Texas to California, the Arizona section is especially enlightening.His speeches at maneuver conferences were always logical and enlightening, and one could not help respecting his extraordinary ability.Trying two or three jobs at once can be an enlightening experience.I see teaching as an opportunity to enlighten students, not just inform them.Students would have been in the position of enlightening the faculty, and that would disrupt the existing hierarchy.It can also be enlightening to ask about the circumstances of the original referral.They enlighten us on the mystery, we are grateful to them, we trust them and then we buy their product.enlighten somebody as to/on/about somethingAll the great politicians of the time came to lecture and enlighten us as to the possible benefits that Independence would bring.
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Verb table
enlighten
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyenlighten
he, she, itenlightens
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyenlightened
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave enlightened
he, she, ithas enlightened
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad enlightened
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill enlighten
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have enlightened
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam enlightening
he, she, itis enlightening
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you, we, theyare enlightening
Past
I, he, she, itwas enlightening
you, we, theywere enlightening
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been enlightening
he, she, ithas been enlightening
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been enlightening
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be enlightening
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been enlightening
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