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I'm looking out for a word or a short phrase(<15 chars.) that somewhat conveys : 'to uplift/ enhance one's mental level/ creativity/ knowledge/ skills'. 'To take one's mental level to the next level & transform oneself into more intelligent being'. Simplest & shorter words/phrases are more preferable.

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Extra points if we don't use vowels? –  Robusto Jan 12 '12 at 16:49
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Er... to learn? –  onomatomaniak Jan 12 '12 at 17:17
    
to learn denotes sort of prerequisite action for improvement, perhaps.. –  Aditya Jan 12 '12 at 17:53
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A formal word to express this idea is edify, meaning instruct or improve (someone) morally or intellectually.

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That's usually called brain training. For example, there's a company called lumosity that sells on-line brain training games.

In New Age circles, people who have achieved higher levels of spiritual awareness are often described as evolved.

What about educate ... or does education have a bad reputation these days?

(N.B. I do not endorse lumosity's products. I'm just using it as an example.)

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