shed light upon

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shed light upon (third-person singular simple present sheds light upon, present participle shedding light upon, simple past and past participle shed light upon)

  1. (idiomatic) Illuminate to the understanding; make intelligible; clarify or explain (something unknown).
    This mystery has vexed us all hitherto; perhaps you will be able to shed light upon the matter, Inspector.