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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.
See also: enlighten

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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By the 1820S the two camps, the maskilim (Enlighteners) and the Hasidim were bitter enemies.
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Each compositional element is the subject of myriad iconographical interpretations: bats, owls (ambiguously identified with Minerva), cats, the slumped figure (the unfortunately named 'Enlightener'), the tomb-like work-desk.
Nevertheless, the first page of the section which he could separate bore the header of [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] in Coptic and the beginning of a section had the didactory clause: `The Enlightener ([GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) spoke again to his disciples ...'.
The angelic voice of lead singer, songwriter, guitarist and all-round spiritual enlightener Crispian, son of actress Hayley Mills, is the real success and mystery behind the band.
Whenever others have attempted to enlighten Isabel about something or someone, she has either steadfastly refused to be enlightened or the "enlightenment" fails to have the effect on her the enlightener hoped it would have.
Our view of Conde's epic novel as largely critical in its discursive function, re-enacting the role of griot as "enlightener," should not blind us to its role as "entertainer." Segu is full of humor, wit and irony.
The Father is thought of especially as the Creator, the Son as the Redeemer, and the Holy Spirit as the Enlightener. The Trinitarian doctrine was evolved and enunciated in early Church councils; its various definitions have caused great controversies and schisms.
Except, as it turns out, Pushkin was "not particularly towering" in all of these regards, his nature was conflicted--he had his good moments as an enlightener, but otherwise did some rubbish on the sly.
The President noted that the Enlightener is a Bulgarian spiritual category, and it has a clear focus - Bulgaria and the Bulgarian people in the future.
In 1977, he was glorified as "St Innocent, Enlightener of the Aleuts and Apostle to America" at his grave in the St Sergius Holy Trinity Monastery, near Moscow.