Definitions for illustrateˈɪl əˌstreɪt, ɪˈlʌs treɪt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. exemplify, illustrate, instance(verb)

    clarify by giving an example of

  2. illustrate(verb)

    depict with an illustration

  3. illustrate(verb)

    supply with illustrations

    "illustrate a book with drawings"

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  1. illustrate(Verb)

    To shed light upon; to illuminate.

  2. illustrate(Verb)

    To clarify something by giving, or serving as, an example or a comparison.

  3. illustrate(Verb)

    To provide a book or other publication with pictures, diagrams or other explanatory or decorative features.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Illustrate(verb)

    to make clear, bright, or luminous

  2. Illustrate(verb)

    to set in a clear light; to exhibit distinctly or conspicuously

  3. Illustrate(verb)

    to make clear, intelligible, or apprehensible; to elucidate, explain, or exemplify, as by means of figures, comparisons, and examples

  4. Illustrate(verb)

    to adorn with pictures, as a book or a subject; to elucidate with pictures, as a history or a romance

  5. Illustrate(verb)

    to give renown or honor to; to make illustrious; to glorify

  6. Illustrate(adj)

    illustrated; distinguished; illustrious

  7. Origin: [L. illustratus, p. p.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'illustrate' in Verbs Frequency: #369


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