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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shed light on mean? 

  The verb SHED LIGHT ON has 1 sense:

1. make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear

  Familiarity information: SHED LIGHT ON used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1shed light on [BACK TO TOP]


Make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting


crystalise; crystalize; crystallise; shed light on; elucidate; sort out; crystallize; illuminate; enlighten; straighten out; clear up; clear

Context examples:

Could you clarify these remarks? / Clear up the question of who is at fault

Hypernyms (to "shed light on" is one way to...):

clarify; clear up; elucidate (make clear and (more) comprehensible)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

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