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Definition of enlighten:

  1. 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.
  2. To supply with light; to illuminate; as, the sun enlightens the earth.

Synonyms:

inspire, unsnarl, disentangle, effloresce, nurture, pull in, sack, classify, crystallise, top, net, fill in, discharge, knowledge, sort out, brief, inform, sort, apprise, class, discipline, authorize, separate, crystalise, gain, light up, wise, straighten, illume, make, clarify, unclutter, familiarize, illumine, clear up, exonerate, mop up, assort, crystalize, take in, bring in, give lessons, shed light on, realize, elucidate, tidy up, clue, persuade, wrap up, uplift, acquit, square away, advise, crystallize, let someone know, set straight, reveal, save, verse, finish up, catechize, put right, give instruction, finish off, edify, reform, polish off, straighten out, catch up, deliver, get through, clean up, divulge, iron out, inspirit, irradiate, correct, ray, tell, tidy, initiate, point out, hip, relay, illuminate, give someone to understand (that), report, clear, assoil, exculpate, light, acquaint, earn, sack up, brighten, see the light, solve, realise, authorise, preach, neaten, notify, convert, pass.

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