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.Trench.
(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
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.
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
Lo! of themselves th' enlivened chessmen move.Cowley.
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.