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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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Either way, the Italian enlightener was one of the first to hail with open delight "the 20-year reign of Empress Elizabeth of Muscovy (during which she gave the fathers of nations an illustrious example, equal at least to the many victories purchased with the blood of her country's sons).
In 1977, he was glorified as "St Innocent, Enlightener of the Aleuts and Apostle to America" at his grave in the St Sergius Holy Trinity Monastery, near Moscow.
Harris's second book on Hegel in Jena, Night Thoughts, is more difficult because its subject matter--the self-remaking of Hegel as a would-be enlightener of the people into an esoteric philosopher despite himself--is more difficult.
Although Lessing never came up in high school - instead, we read Goethe and Schiller, Heine and Hauptmann - I nevertheless inherited the concept of the enlightener found in his one-act play Die Juden (The Jews) or Nathan der Weise (Nathan the Wise).
But it can also refer to the roles he takes on when he manifests himself: creator, preserver, destroyer, obscurer, enlightener.
Of course he does not do this because he believes in his own "involvement," and he thinks that with his stories about customs and mores of the provinces, stories which no one reads (just as no one reads anything at all), he plays the part of the people's enlightener, which is then identified with involvement.
30) "The way of the Lord" has a Deutero-Isaian meaning: "the highway along which God himself moves as the invisible but powerfully present comforter of the afflicted, liberator of captives, and enlightener of the blind.
Thus, for Kirn, Ewald could be called either a pietistic Enlightener or an enlightened Pietist without any contradiction.
He associated the image of the intelligent as enlightener and patron of the workers with unhealthy Russian revolutionary traditions, and from 1903 onward decried the Bolsheviks as proponents of intelligentsia leadership in the party.
13) For more on the perspectives of the two works, see Francis Butler, Enlightener of Rus': The Image of Vladimir Sviatoslavich across the Centuries (Bloomington, IN: Slavica Publishers, 2002), 3-55.
2) Among the Aghyhes, there is the 1969 short story "Abrek" by Tembot Kerashev (in Abrek: Povesti [Moscow: Sovetskaia Rossiia, 1969], 3-46) as well as, a century earlier, "Abreki" by the Aghye enlightener Adil-Girei Keshev (pseud.
There, she continued to be a great patroness of opera composers, musicians, poets, philosophers and French enlighteners.
The practice of praising the nature was temporarily replaced by Neoclassical rationality in the 17th century, but the enlighteners in the 18th century declared that "we should return to the nature".
Fully aware of these limitations, the melody is sung in the holy words of the great enlighteners of truth, Guru Nanak, Guru Arjan and Guru Gobind Singh.