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enlighten (someone) about (someone or something)

To inform someone about someone or something. Would you please enlighten me about your so-called "brilliant" plan for this weekend? Don't worry, I enlightened your boyfriend about what you would actually like for Christmas.
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enlighten (someone) on (someone or something)

To inform someone about someone or something. Would you please enlighten me on your so-called "brilliant" plan for this weekend? Don't worry, I enlightened your boyfriend on what you would actually like for Christmas.
See also: enlighten, on
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enlighten someone

(about someone or something) and enlighten someone (on someone or something) to tell someone the facts about someone or something. Please enlighten me about this trip you are planning. Would you enlighten me on the current state of things? Enlighten me about Sarah. She enlightened herself about automobile engines.
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Although one could criticize an analysis that focuses only on territories annexed by an economically underdeveloped Russian Empire, Murphy parries the blow by stating that the Russian example highlights the fact that the methods, practices, and assumptions of enlightened centralism do not necessarily produce economic growth, liberal conditions, modernity, or progress (23).
Critique: An erudite, insightful, informative, thoughtful and thought-provoking contribution to our national dialogue in this current 'Age of Trump' with its resurgence of racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, misogyny, and the rise of a self-acknowledged sexual predator to the presidency of the United States, "Rebuilding an Enlightened World: Folklorizing America" should have as wide a readership as possible, While unreservedly recommended for community, college, and university library collections, it should be noted for the personal reading lists of students, academia, social and political activists, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Rebuilding an Enlightened World: Folklorizing America" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $15.01).
Now with education, and bearing in mind that information is power, them being more enlightened, means they cannot be easily swayed by politicians to support an issue that does not make sense to them.
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Enlightened Negotiation is a book that is both interesting to read and offers quite a bit of wise counsel.
The Advisor said that PPP had always confronted these extremists and narrow mindset and had rendered unprecedented sacrifices for the cause of a plural, tolerant and enlightened society.
Dorman argued that American-style education benefits the region by producing enlightened students.
An enlightened organization is defined as one that is purpose-driven, understands its strengths and weaknesses, and maintains a spirit of inquiry and openness.
Shaikh Sultan said that the UAE's leadership and people stood against the causes of discord in the face of what has recently been brought home to the UAE by parties which go against enlightened thinking and replace it with violence and regressionism, adding, "I want to deliver a speech to intellectuals in the UAE, to tell you that you embody the eternal freedom, which is the freedom to judge things, and that you have a mind that reveals more lies and supports rational truth, so you should perform your mission to enlighten the intellect and aid the dissemination of culture.
Finally, Mendelssohn sees enlightened politics, based on freedom and tolerance, as facilitating the social integration of Jews.
She said late Waris Mir not only strived for the promotion of progressive and enlightened ideas during the dictatorship of General Zia ul Haq but also struggled for the restoration of democracy in the country.
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Educating people on health and mind, Ravi Shankar said the word 'health' in Sanskrit means 'an enlightened being'.
Earlier, the Philips enlightened the Kadikoy Square, Selimiye Mosque, Bodrum and Cesme castles, Kucuksu Mansion, Amasya Governor's Office, Sarayduzu Barracks and historical clock tower, Izmir Asansor Tower, Ankara Palace, Bursa Balibey Inn, historical Erzincan Train Station, Izmir Sirinyer Hippodrome, Istanbul Veliefendi Hippodrome, and Istanbul Sutluce Congress Hall.