shed (some) light upon (something)

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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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His research work sheds light upon assuring property rights as one of the most remarkable stories of Capitalism's success, their power of transformation, and the negative repercussions for societies and economies where property rights are absent.
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Isabella's correspondence here testifies to her work on many fronts as a governing consort, and sheds light upon the urgency for the production of a male heir.
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"The relics of the saints are traces of that invisible but real presence which sheds light upon the shadows of the world and reveals the Kingdom of Heaven in our midst."
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2.The Iraqi penal code (number 111 in 1969) sheds light upon these kinds of punishments as item 323 says that someone could be punished if the rule allows, and also the rule allows for more punishment if the violence is against the law.
It sheds light upon a queer community that necessarily lived in the shadows and that has gone largely unacknowledged until recently.