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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.
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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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From the viewpoint of these influential persons, enlightening is considered as a contrivance opposing their interests and investments that began from the zero point.
The book is enlightening and breaks away from many myths surrounding the nature of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
His presentation (and the others like it) demonstrated that stories are more convincing and enlightening than traditional academic approaches.
Thank you for publishing such an enlightening article on a subject that few journalists would dare to touch, and thanks to Ms.
The language is understandable, intelligent, friendly, enlightened, and enlightening. All aspects of health issues are addressed: mental, physical, emotional, and social.
I want to thank you for the enlightening interview your magazine's contributing editor Den Gardner conducted with Linda Thrane, executive director of the Council for Biotechnology Information, which appeared in your April 2001 issue.
The book includes an enlightening discussion of this family, including the gender relationships within it.
I found the article on DeGeneres to be enlightening, especially her comments on the gay press and the gay community.
Rota discloses that when mathematicians speak of a beautiful definition, proof, or theorem they mean an enlightening such.
Rudowski's evenhanded critique is also enhanced by an enlightening discussion of how Machiavelli's understanding of historical precedence, ancient and modern, offered an evaluative tool for determining political action in a particular situation.
Scholars will undoubtedly find Kennedy's volume quite useful as well as enlightening.
An enlightened and enlightening primer on creativity, written by the former "Creative Paradox" of Hallmark Cards