Enlightened - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈlaɪtnd|  American pronunciation of the word enlightened
Brit.  |ɪnˈlʌɪt(ə)nd|  British pronunciation of the word enlightened
- this word is a past tense form of the verbto enlighten
- this word is a past participle form of the verbto enlighten

noun

- people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity (syn: initiate)
- characterized by full comprehension of the problem involved (syn: educated)
an enlightened electorate

Examples

an enlightened approach to prison reform

'Empowerment' is the new buzz-word in enlightened management circles.

We don't actually know, but I can make an enlightened guess.

...the proposition that liberty and justice are constitutive elements of an enlightened society...

...the lecturer at the planetarium enlightened us about the latest astronomical discoveries...

...even rational, enlightened people have their periapts, which somehow make them feel a little more secure in an uncertain world...

Baldwin enlightened her as to the nature of the experiment.

An enlightened public grinned sardonically.

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