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to enable (one) to understand, especially in a spiritual sense

to impart information to

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make understand

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give spiritual insight to

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With this a connection is made to one of the strains of tradition to which I feel some ties, to the enlightener of our century, Bertolt Brecht.
Ewald even promoted the celebration of folk festivals even though many contemporaries, Pietists and Enlighteners alike, saw them as barbaric and superstitious.
The latter, precisely because this freedom is allowed to them, are objectionable to the state, which always desires to rule alone; and they are decried, under the name of enlighteners, as persons dangerous to the state, although their voice is not addressed confidentially to the people (as the people take scarcely any or no notice at all of it and of their writings) but is addressed respectfully to the state; and they implore the state to take to heart that need which is felt to be legitimate.
Traditionally, up to WWI, Estonian newspapers and their editors enjoyed high social prestige being considered leaders, teachers and enlighteners of the society.
honour the day of the saints in future every year, since Saints Cyril and Methodius are, without doubt, the spiritual Enlighteners of our nation, they have given her the possibility of prolongation of the process of civilisation, giving her the alphabet and the beginning of any science.
This is precisely the conservatism that has been, in more recent years, eclipsed or expurgated, yet one that has much to say about our situation as it alters in a postmodern setting presided over by self-acclaimed geometricians and enlighteners impervious to the deeper metaphysical needs of civilization, and of the human personality and soul.
Martynowych notes: "The teachers and other would-be enlighteners met with resistance from several quarters: Russophile school trustees; Latin-rite settlers who thought of themselves as Poles; Bukovynians under the influence of Ukrainophobic Russian Orthodox priests; and pious Catholics who feared for the salvation of their souls.
Well, not exactly in the sense of the eighteenth-century Enlighteners, but as a popular instructor who brought "some basic notions of philosophy within the ken of ordinary men and women"(p.
That France, once the game's great enlighteners, should come to this
The Enlighteners inveighed against the entire English poor law apparatus on the grounds that it immobilized the free circulation of labor.
Jacob mentions the Whiggish doctrines of Montesquieu but say nothing about the aristocratic and middle-class enlighteners in the three Parisian local lodges during the 1730s.
Hundreds of Bulgarian college teachers and students in the capital Sofia and the city of Plovdiv, who are asking the resignation of the Socialist-led government, staged a march under the slogan "Wake Up" on the occasion of Enlighteners Day.
His groundbreaking first steps toward the full emancipation of Jews, his toleration of other faiths, and the relative freedom of the press that he allowed, made him a hero for many Enlighteners.
She also examines controversies about musical styles and notes that ambivalence about innovations drawn from secular music was present among the Orthodox and Enlighteners as well as the Pietists.
Prime Minister Oresharski is on a visit to the small town of Kotel to attend festivities in celebration of National Enlighteners Day on Friday, November 1.