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Adjective enlightened has 4 senses
  1. enlightened, knowing, knowledgeable, learned, lettered, well-educated, well-read - highly educated; having extensive information or understanding; "an enlightened public"; "knowing instructors"; "a knowledgeable critic"; "a knowledgeable audience"
    Antonym: uneducated (indirect, via educated)
  2. enlightened - having knowledge and spiritual insight;
    unenlightened, benighted, dark
  3. disillusioned, enlightened - freed from illusion
    Antonym: enchanted (indirect, via disenchanted)
  4. educated, enlightened - having or based on relevant experience; "an educated guess"; "an enlightened electorate"
    Antonym: uninformed (indirect, via informed)
Noun enlightened has 1 sense
  1. initiate, enlightened - people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity; "it is very familiar to the initiate"
    --1 is a kind of people
Verb enlighten has 3 senses
  1. enlighten, edify - make understand; "Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal"
    --1 is one way to teach, learn, instruct
    Derived form: noun enlightenment1
    Sample sentence:
    The performance is likely to enlighten Sue
  2. enlighten, irradiate - give spiritual insight to; in religion
    --2 is one way to prophesy, vaticinate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate - make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
    --3 is one way to clarify, clear up, elucidate
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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