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shed (some) light upon (something)

To reveal information or details about something; to clarify or help people understand something. (A more formal version of "shed (some) light on something.") We've hired a private investigator to help shed light upon the clandestine dealings of the baron. These documents we've uncovered shed some light upon how the late author's final book was meant to end.
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Speakers shed light upon the policies of public space issues, including the debate about politics of space and its connection to mobilize the public from interdisciplinary perspectives, to discuss counter-publics and activism.
Jacqueline Novogratz e also shed light upon her book, "The blue sweater", which was inspired by an encounter she had while in Kigali, Rwanda.
Flare: Kindly shed light upon Nippon Paint's success story?
I hope that we could help those who have lost their way in the DOJ and its attached agencies and shed light upon them to help them change) ,' Aguirre said.
Not only does this shed light upon the fact that people are more aware of a skills-gap in the generation of young learners, it shows the willingness of the people to address it.
The blessing comes from Numbers 6:23-27 where Aaron and his sons are commanded to bestow the following blessing on the Jewish people: "May the LORD bless you and guard you, May the LORD make His face shed light upon you and be gracious unto you, May the LORD lift up His face unto you and give you peace.
The wow factor coming to light is the increase in the cinema going culture, which has shed light upon some of the brightest functions of the Pakistani film industry.
In this amalgam of action, humor, darkness, and political commentary, will the infection that spreads beyond the prison walls shed light upon the hidden problems in the political relations between two countries?
READERS are being urged to help shed light upon one of the city's brave sons who died in WW1 as part of a Heritage Lottery-funded project.
Remaining chapters focus on the narratives themselves, selecting and commenting upon records that shed light upon a number of topics: slave perception of battles, acts of resistance and loyalty, involvement with either side's military, the day Union forces arrived, perceptions of the major figures in the war, and finally the unfolding of emancipation and what happened to freed slaves afterward.
His strength here--as with the book in general--is his ability to draw upon Russian archives to really shed light upon Soviet actions and motivations.
While Puri resists drawing conclusions about Ravel's sexuality, he notes that an investigation of dandyism in his music "promises to shed light upon sublimity as both a guiding poetic principle and a means of interrelating the artist and his art" (86).
It is hoped the work will shed light upon the fortunes of Bromborough, which by 1066 formed one of the richest estates in Cheshire and was held by the Anglo-Saxon Earl Edwin.
Live Witness aims to lift the curtain and shed light upon the mystery of the theatre, and it most definitely succeeds.
The aim of this project is to shed light upon this problem by chemically interrogating biological systems that rely on several subunits working in concert rather than on single proteins working alone.