[en-lahyt-n] /ɛnˈlaɪt n/
verb (used with object)
to give intellectual or spiritual to; instruct; impart knowledge to:
We hope the results of our research will enlighten our colleagues.
Archaic. to shed upon.
to give information or understanding to; instruct; edify
to free from ignorance, prejudice, or superstition
to give spiritual or religious revelation to
(poetic) to shed light on
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.
[en-lahyt-n-muh nt] /ɛnˈlaɪt n mənt/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state of being : to live in spiritual enlightenment. 3. (usually initial capital letter) Buddhism, Hinduism. . 4. the Enlightenment, a philosophical movement of the 18th century, characterized by belief in the power of human reason and by innovations in political, religious, […]
[en-lil] /ˈɛn lɪl/ noun 1. the king of the Sumerian gods and the god of the air.
[en-list] /ɛnˈlɪst/ verb (used without object) 1. to enroll, usually voluntarily, for military service: He decided to enlist in the Marines. 2. to enter into some cause, enterprise, etc. verb (used with object) 3. to engage for military service: to enlist men for the army. 4. to secure (a person, services, etc.) for some cause, […]
noun 1. any member of the U.S. armed services who is not a commissioned officer or a warrant officer, especially one ranking below a noncommissioned officer or a petty officer. noun 1. (US) a serviceman who holds neither a commission nor a warrant and is not under training for officer rank as a cadet or […]