Enlightened



[en-lahyt-n] /ɛnˈlaɪt n/

verb (used with object)
1.
to give intellectual or spiritual to; instruct; impart knowledge to:
We hope the results of our research will enlighten our colleagues.
2.
Archaic. to shed upon.
/ɪnˈlaɪtənd/
adjective
1.
factually well-informed, tolerant of alternative opinions, and guided by rational thought: an enlightened administration, enlightened self-interest
2.
privy to or claiming a sense of spiritual or religious revelation of truth: the search for an enlightened spiritual master
/ɪnˈlaɪtən/
verb (transitive)
1.
to give information or understanding to; instruct; edify
2.
to free from ignorance, prejudice, or superstition
3.
to give spiritual or religious revelation to
4.
(poetic) to shed light on
adj.

1630s, “illuminated;” 1660s in the sense “well-informed;” past participle adjective from enlighten.
v.

late 14c., “to remove the dimness or blindness (usually figurative) from one’s eyes or heart;” see en- (1) + lighten. Old English had inlihtan. Related: Enlightened; enlightening.

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