shed (some) light upon (something)

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shed (some) light upon (something)

To reveal information or details about something; to clarify or help people understand something. (A more formal version of "shed (some) light on something.") We've hired a private investigator to help shed light upon the clandestine dealings of the baron. These documents we've uncovered shed some light upon how the late author's final book was meant to end.
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Shedding light upon the regulatory approaches that can help drive digitisation achieve optimal results, Mr Bocar offered solutions such as introducing and developing national broadband plan, promoting market liberalisation, taxes optimisation, considering open access approaches to infrastructure, equal licensing schemes, updating and utilising universal service funds and reviewing and updating regulatory service obligations.
Ediriweera Sarathchanda and Mahagama Sekara whose expertise strengthened his musical acumen shedding light upon producing numerous compositions destined to be imaged for generation after generation.
Al-Zoubi noted that the workshop, which hosts several Arab and regional media guests and experts, in addition to a large number of highly-qualified national media cadres, aims at shedding light upon the negative points in the performance of national media, considering that aggression on Syria has contributed more than any time before in bringing the shortcomings and mistakes of the Syrian media to surface.
He also said that the polluted water causes deaths and diseases to millions of people, pointing out that WHO always presses the necessity of shedding light upon the issue of water quality for improving the general health of the society.
Dr Keith Bartlett, head of the HLF in the North East, said: "Vindolanda is one of the most fascinating and exciting sites in the history of the Roman world, shedding light upon the everyday lives of those who lived and worked there.
In commenting on the pitfalls of "retrospective diagnosis" (12), Siena stresses how these essays instead employ multiple strategies for shedding light upon early modern constructions of the pox, as well as textual (re)constructions of the disease, as Jonathan Gil Harris points out: "early modern syphilis, even in its most 'scientific' accounts, is a persistent effect of textuality" (110).
Because the author reads Maimonides' exegesis in light of his philosophical doctrines rather than shedding light upon them, the book is actually quite conservative in its treatment of debated issues.
To shed light upon areas where there is no mystery is a far more imposing task than merely shedding light upon mystery.
These materials add to the over six million words of searchable primary-source materials, including Lincoln's writings as well as significant materials shedding light upon his political and social context, 1200 images, and 100 sound files.