Enlighten and Tell


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Enlighten verb – To give information to.
Usage example: the lecturer at the planetarium enlightened us about the latest astronomical discoveries

Tell is a synonym for enlighten in inform topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Enlighten", when it comes to topics like knowledge, educate, make aware.
Nearby Words: enlightenment, enlightening
Synonyms for Enlighten


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Tell verb – To give information to.
Usage example: tell me, when did you begin playing the violin?

Enlighten is a synonym for tell in knowledge topic. You can use "Enlighten" instead a verb "Tell", if it concerns topics such as educate.
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

man enlighten man tell man
people enlighten people tell people
rest enlighten rest tell rest
characters enlighten characters tell characters
Other nouns: world, everyone, kids, friends.
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