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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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He also shed light upon the bank's mission to boost cooperation amongst its member countries, and the Shariah-compatible financing modes, the bank applies in its operations.
It will also shed light upon the social, cultural, political, and economic aspects of health and disease.
Scores of mourners accompanied the procession and the scholars shed light upon the supreme sacrifice of Imam Hussein (RA), his relatives and companions at Karbala for upholding the principles of truth and justice.
Zahlis said his larger project agenda is to change the "culture" of the risk management industry by illustrating the power of open source principles to shed light upon problems that can result in loss.
Team leader Prof Charlton said: "Why there was no antimatter left when the universe became cold enough for atoms to form remains a great mystery and one we hope to shed light upon.
By 'public philosophy' I mean a sophisticated yet accessible framework which can provide guidance and shed light upon actual political controversies and debates.
The documents also shed light upon Caravaggio's death at Porto Erole, north of Rome in July 1610.
In Chapter 6 Bernard takes a summary look at all facets of Machiavelli's writing, seeking to render evident his stature as a writer while contemporaneously attempting to shed light upon the manner in which the Florentine Secretary viewed himself as poet and writen There is a keen (and well placed) interest on Bernard's part in manifesting to the reader Machiavelli's most "modern" concern in metatextuality, that is, in pondering and taking into account his own role in the dynamic process of writing.
The discussion shed light upon some of the little known facts of the terror strike.
With this issue we emphasize the centrality of sustenance to both daily life and geopolitics, and we hope to shed light upon an oft-neglected problem.
Meanwhile, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (November 20, 1959), in its Declaration of the Rights of the Child, shed light upon protecting the life standard and rights of children in every situation, including education and culture.
The government must now shed light upon every detail of information not only about how the accident happened but also the ministry's and MSDF's handling of the situation following the collision.
Although the coaches readily admit the significant role of these women, there is but a small body of literature (both by academicians and coaches' wives themselves) that is beginning to shed light upon this very neglected aspect of American sporting (at all levels) life.
As many educators, practitioners, and religious leaders recognize the seminal influence of religion on the futures of individuals, communities, and societies, they have thus turned to interfaith education to shed light upon the challenges of our times.
We find it difficult to believe that neither the UK Government nor the Crown Office has any further questions to ask in Libya that could shed light upon what happened.