enlighten

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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.
References in classic literature ?
Our clever secretary will soon enlighten us upon this point.
Celebrating the power of cosmic consciousness as attainable by any and all individuals, Deeksha is a highly empowering spiritual embodiment of the principle that Divinity best enlightens those who enlighten themselves.
While reading the poems as redactions of Wisdom literature, Gay enlightens us concerning Milton's use of scriptural allusions.