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light, illume, illumine, light up, illuminateverb
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, elucidateverb
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
Etymology: From illuminaten, originally from illuminatum, supine of illumino, from in + lumino, from lumen. Cognate with lyman. More at leam.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: illuminer, French; lumen, Latin.
Do thou vouchsafe, with thy love-kindling light,
T' illuminate my dim and dulled eyn. Edmund Spenser.
No painting can be seen in full perfection, but as all nature is illuminated by a single light. Henry Wotton.
He made the stars,
And set them in the firmament of heav'n,
T' illuminate the earth and rule the night. John Milton, Par. Lost.
Reason our guide, what can she more reply
Than that the sun illuminates the sky;
Than that night rises from his absent ray,
And his returning lustre kindles day? Matthew Prior.
Satan had no power to abuse the illuminated world with his impostures. George Sandys, Travels.
When he illuminates the mind with supernatural light, he does not extinguish that which is natural. John Locke.
My health is insufficient to amplify these remarks, and to illuminate the several pages with variety of examples. Isaac Watts.
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
Etymology: [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
Examples of illuminate in a Sentence
I'm going to pray to God...to illuminate the Archbishop of Arequipa so he doesn't use the pulpit for political commentary.
Unfortunately, I am not the sun and I can’t illuminate and warm everyone. I try to listen to them. I know many of their stories. I try my best.
Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.
Altered opinions do not alter a man's character (or do so very little); but they do illuminate individual aspects of the constellation of his personality which with a different constellation of opinions had hitherto remained dark and unrecognizable.
I do not believe that would illuminate [ the judicial philosophy ] as it comes to Brett Kavanaugh.
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- osvětlovat, osvětlitCzech
- beleuchten, erhellen, erleuchten, illuminierenGerman
- روشن کردنPersian
- lumizar, iluminar, klarigar, enluminarIdo
- illuminare, chiarire, miniareItalian
- 照らす, 照明Japanese
- verluchtigen, verhelderen, belichten, illumineren, verluchten, verlichtenDutch
- iluminować, oświetlaćPolish
- clarear, clarificar, iluminarPortuguese
- ilumina, luminaRomanian
- освещать, иллюминировать, разъяснить, осветить, разъяснятьRussian
- روشن کرناUrdu
- chiếu sángVietnamese
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