throw (some) light upon (something)

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throw (some) light upon (something)

To reveal information or details about something; to clarify or help people understand something. (A more formal version of "throw (some) light on something.") We've hired a private investigator to help throw light upon the clandestine dealings of the baron. These documents we've uncovered throw some light upon how the late author's final book was meant to end.
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In the collected edition the poems are printed with the dates, so far as can be ascertained, in the order of their composition--an arrangement which has indisputable recommendations for the student of Wordsworth's genius; though the former method of distributing his work into large groups of subject had its value, as throwing light upon his poetic motives, and more especially as coming from himself.
Courtiers have a marvelous instinct in scenting the turn of events; courtiers possess a supreme kind of science; they are diplomatists in throwing light upon the unraveling of complicated intrigues, captains in divining the issue of battles, and physicians in curing the sick.
Drawing upon all of these assets, IAFRI will be in an unrivalled position to support food security nationally and globally, throwing light upon every aspect, from food production and its environmental consequences, to the implications, both personal and societal, of the choices that consumers make every day as they fill their supermarket trolleys.
While throwing light upon the China's rise as a great economic power,
Throwing light upon driving an consolidated approach that spans technology, domestication and innovation initiatives, GE Oil & Gas is also sponsoring the Young Adipec Program, held with the support of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture, Youth, and Community Development.
Throwing light upon the sensitive issue of border killings, Mukherjee said protecting human life was of prime importance and that the border security forces ahve been advised not to kill people on the border unnecessarily.