Enlighten - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Enlighten

[ 1,,G5461, photizo ]
from phos, light,"
(a), used intransitively, signifies "to give light, shine," Revelation 22:5;
(b), used transitively, "to enlighten, illumine," is rendered "enlighten" in Ephesians 1:18, metaphorically of spiritual "englightenment;" so John 1:9, i.e., "lighting every man" (by reason of His coming); Ephesians 3:9, "to make (all men) see" (RV marg., "to bring to light"); Hebrews 6:4, "were enlightened;" Hebrews 10:32, RV, "enlightened," AV, "illuminated." See ILLUMINATED, LIGHT. Cp. photismos, "light," and photeinos, "full of light."

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words