(transitive) To supply with light.
‘The sun enlightens the Earth.’;
To illumine; to enlighten.
‘Which from the first has shone on ages past,Enlights the present, and shall warm the last.’;
To make something clear to (someone); to give knowledge or understanding to.
To supply with light; to illuminate; as, the sun enlightens the earth.
‘His lightnings enlightened the world.’;
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.
‘The conscience enlightened by the Word and Spirit of God.’;
‘Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal’;
give spiritual insight to; in religion
make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear;
‘Could you clarify these remarks?’; ‘Clear up the question of who is at fault’;