light, illume, illumine, light up, illuminate(verb)
make lighter or brighter
"This lamp lightens the room a bit"
clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate(verb)
make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
"Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)
Someone thought to have an unusual degree of enlightenment.
to shine light on something
to decorate something with lights
to clarify or make something understandable
to decorate the page of a manuscript book with ornamental designs
To make spectacular
to be exposed to light
Origin: From illuminaten, originally from illuminatum, supine of illumino, from in + lumino, from lumen. Cognate with lyman. More at leam.
to make light; to throw light on; to supply with light, literally or figuratively; to brighten
to light up; to decorate with artificial lights, as a building or city, in token of rejoicing or respect
to adorn, as a book or page with borders, initial letters, or miniature pictures in colors and gold, as was done in manuscripts of the Middle Ages
to make plain or clear; to dispel the obscurity to by knowledge or reason; to explain; to elucidate; as, to illuminate a text, a problem, or a duty
to light up in token or rejoicing
one who enlightened; esp., a pretender to extraordinary light and knowledge
Origin: [L. illuminatus, p. p.]
Illuminate is a successful German Gothic music band from Karlsruhe formed in 1993 by Johannes Berthold.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
il-lū′min-āt, v.t. to light up: to enlighten: to illustrate: to adorn with ornamental lettering or illustrations.—adj. enlightened.—adj. Illū′minable, that may be illuminated.—adj. and n. Illū′minant.—n.pl. Illuminā′tī, the enlightened, a name given to various sects, and especially to a society of German Freethinkers at the end of the 18th century.—n. Illuminā′tion, act of giving light: that which gives light: splendour: brightness: a display of lights: adorning of books with coloured lettering or illustrations: (B.) enlightening influence, inspiration.—adj. Illū′minative, tending to give light: illustrative or explanatory.—n. Illū′minator, one who illuminates, esp. one who is employed in adorning books with coloured letters and illustrations.—vs.t. Illū′mine, Illū′me, to make luminous or bright: to enlighten: to adorn.—ns. Illū′miner, an illuminator; Illū′minism.—adj. Illum′inous, bright. [L. illumināre, -ātum—in, in, upon, lumināre, to cast light—lumen (=lucimen)—lucēre, to shine, light.]
The numerical value of illuminate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of illuminate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The difficulties we experience Always illuminate the lessons we need most.
Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.
In addition, the minutes should help illuminate exactly what 'international considerations' means.
You would have to engineer this problem carefully, how would you illuminate the moon as a billboard without landing there?
The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one's key to the experience of others.
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Translations for illuminate
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- osvětlit, osvětlovatCzech
- illuminieren, erhellen, beleuchten, erleuchtenGerman
- klarigar, lumizar, enluminar, iluminarIdo
- miniare, chiarire, illuminareItalian
- 照明, 照らすJapanese
- verlichten, verluchten, illumineren, belichten, verhelderen, verluchtigenDutch
- iluminować, oświetlaćPolish
- iluminar, clarificar, clarearPortuguese
- ilumina, luminaRomanian
- разъяснять, осветить, разъяснить, иллюминировать, освещатьRussian
- chiếu sángVietnamese
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