the action of enlightening or the state of being enlightened.
"Robbie looked to me for enlightenment"
insight, understanding, awareness, wisdom, education, learning, knowledge; More
a European intellectual movement of the late 17th and 18th centuries emphasizing reason and individualism rather than tradition. It was heavily influenced by 17th-century philosophers such as Descartes, Locke, and Newton, and its prominent exponents include Kant, Goethe, Voltaire, Rousseau, and Adam Smith.