Synonyms of enlightening


1. enlighten, edify, teach, learn, instruct

usage: make understand; "Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal"

2. enlighten, irradiate, prophesy, vaticinate

usage: give spiritual insight to; in religion

3. clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate, clarify, clear up, elucidate

usage: make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"


1. enlightening (vs. unenlightening), informative, illuminating

usage: tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance; "an enlightening glimpse of government in action"; "an illuminating lecture"

2. edifying (vs. unedifying), enlightening

usage: enlightening or uplifting so as to encourage intellectual or moral improvement; "the paintings in the church served an edifying purpose even for those who could not read"

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