1. [ verb ] make lighter or brighter
Synonyms: light illumine light_up illume

"This lamp lightens the room a bit"

Related terms: lighten spotlight floodlight light light light light light illumination
2. [ verb ] make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
Synonyms: clarify sort_out shed_light_on crystallize clear elucidate crystalise enlighten crystallise crystalize straighten_out clear_up

: "Could you clarify these remarks?" "Clear up the question of who is at fault"

Related terms: confuse interpret clarify lucidity clarification
3. [ verb ] (medieval) add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)
Related terms: decorate miniate art paint
Similar spelling:   illuminated