how to pronounce enlighten


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enlighten is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of enlighten in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and they enlighten people and they give …”

meanings of enlighten


  1. To make something clear to (someone); to give knowledge or understanding to.
  2. To supply with light.

enlighten frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word enlighten occurs in english on average 2.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics enlighten can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that enlighten can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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