1. To supply with light; to illuminate; as, the sun enlightens the earth.

His lightnings enlightened the world.
Ps. xcvii. 4.

2. To make clear to the intellect or conscience; to shed the light of truth and knowledge upon; to furnish with increase of knowledge; to instruct; as, to enlighten the mind or understanding.

The conscience enlightened by the Word and Spirit of God.

(En*light"en*er) n. One who enlightens or illuminates; one who, or that which, communicates light to the eye, or clear views to the mind.

(En*light"en*ment) n. Act of enlightening, or the state of being enlightened or instructed.

(En*limn") v. t. [Pref. en- + limn. Cf. Enlumine, Illuminate.] To adorn by illuminating or ornamenting with colored and decorated letters and figures, as a book or manuscript. [R.] Palsgrave.

(En*link") v. t. To chain together; to connect, as by links. Shak.

(En*list") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enlisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Enlisting.]

1. To enter on a list; to enroll; to register.

2. To engage for military or naval service, the name being entered on a list or register; as, to enlist men.

3. To secure the support and aid of; to employ in advancing interest; as, to enlist persons in the cause of truth, or in a charitable enterprise.

(En*list"), v. i.

1. To enroll and bind one's self for military or naval service; as, he enlisted in the regular army; the men enlisted for the war.

2. To enter heartily into a cause, as if enrolled.

(En*list"ment) n.

1. The act or enlisting, or the state of being enlisted; voluntary enrollment to serve as a soldier or a sailor.

2. The writing by which an enlisted man is bound.

(En*live") v. t. [Pref. en- + live, a.] To enliven. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.

(En*liv"en) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enlivened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Enlivening ] [Pref. en- + liven.].

1. To give life, action, or motion to; to make vigorous or active; to excite; to quicken; as, fresh fuel enlivens a fire.

Lo! of themselves th' enlivened chessmen move.

2. To give spirit or vivacity to; to make sprightly, gay, or cheerful; to animate; as, mirth and good humor enliven a company; enlivening strains of music.

Syn. — To animate; rouse; inspire; cheer; encourage; comfort; exhilarate; inspirit; invigorate.

(En*liv"en*er) n. One who, or that which, enlivens, animates, or invigorates.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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