What does illuminate mean?

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ɪˈlu məˌneɪtil·lu·mi·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. light, illume, illumine, light up, illuminateverb

    make lighter or brighter

    "This lamp lightens the room a bit"

  2. 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"

  3. illuminateverb

    add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)

Wiktionary

  1. illuminatenoun

    Someone thought to have an unusual degree of enlightenment.

    Etymology: From illuminaten, originally from illuminatum, supine of illumino, from in + lumino, from lumen. Cognate with lyman. More at leam.

  2. illuminateverb

    to shine light on something

    Etymology: From illuminaten, originally from illuminatum, supine of illumino, from in + lumino, from lumen. Cognate with lyman. More at leam.

  3. illuminateverb

    to decorate something with lights

    Etymology: From illuminaten, originally from illuminatum, supine of illumino, from in + lumino, from lumen. Cognate with lyman. More at leam.

  4. illuminateverb

    to clarify or make something understandable

    Etymology: From illuminaten, originally from illuminatum, supine of illumino, from in + lumino, from lumen. Cognate with lyman. More at leam.

  5. illuminateverb

    to decorate the page of a manuscript book with ornamental designs

    Etymology: From illuminaten, originally from illuminatum, supine of illumino, from in + lumino, from lumen. Cognate with lyman. More at leam.

  6. illuminateverb

    To make spectacular

    Etymology: From illuminaten, originally from illuminatum, supine of illumino, from in + lumino, from lumen. Cognate with lyman. More at leam.

  7. illuminateverb

    to glow

    Etymology: From illuminaten, originally from illuminatum, supine of illumino, from in + lumino, from lumen. Cognate with lyman. More at leam.

  8. illuminateverb

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Illuminateverb

    to make light; to throw light on; to supply with light, literally or figuratively; to brighten

    Etymology: [L. illuminatus, p. p.]

  2. Illuminateverb

    to light up; to decorate with artificial lights, as a building or city, in token of rejoicing or respect

    Etymology: [L. illuminatus, p. p.]

  3. Illuminateverb

    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

    Etymology: [L. illuminatus, p. p.]

  4. Illuminateverb

    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

    Etymology: [L. illuminatus, p. p.]

  5. Illuminateverb

    to light up in token or rejoicing

    Etymology: [L. illuminatus, p. p.]

  6. Illuminateadjective

    enlightened

    Etymology: [L. illuminatus, p. p.]

  7. Illuminatenoun

    one who enlightened; esp., a pretender to extraordinary light and knowledge

    Etymology: [L. illuminatus, p. p.]

Freebase

  1. Illuminate

    Illuminate is a successful German Gothic music band from Karlsruhe formed in 1993 by Johannes Berthold.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Illuminate

    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, -ātumin, in, upon, lumināre, to cast light—lumen (=lucimen)—lucēre, to shine, light.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of illuminate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of illuminate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of illuminate in a Sentence

  1. Jack Kim:

    In this year of the seventh party congress, the military and the people accomplished the great success in the first hydrogen bomb test and the launch of an earth observation satellite, Kwangmyongsong-4, to brilliantly illuminate the prowess of Juche Joson, unprecedented results have been accomplished.

  2. H.W. Mann:

    Jesus said “the kingdom of God is at hand” This is possible because it is happening now. It is a state of consciousness, not a destination. Jesus said “the kingdom of God is within us” This is possible because we are it. We are the kingdom of God. Jesus said “I am in this world, but not of this world” Jesus was referring to our spiritual essence. Although we are temporarily in the human condition, spiritual consciousness is not of the physical world. Jesus said “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the father except through me” Spiritual consciousness is the way to God consciousness, the source from which we all illuminate. Jesus said “and know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time” We are rays of consciousness illuminating from the one reality we call God. We are immortal and collectively of one mind. Jesus said “these things I do, you too shall do, and even greater” This is possible because when we spiritually awaken, we will create heaven on earth. Jesus said as he was dying on the cross “forgive them father for they know not what they do” Jesus was speaking not just from spiritual consciousness, but from God consciousness. God consciousness is understanding the true essence of God, the reality of which we are all a part. Jesus said “a new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another”

  3. James Garvin:

    You could use a constellation of cubesats that would light up at a certain time, if you flew thousands of them in the same formation that could illuminate every 90 minutes in low earth orbit.

  4. Ted Ullyot:

    I do not believe that would illuminate [ the judicial philosophy ] as it comes to Brett Kavanaugh.

  5. Oprah Winfrey:

    I have decided that I will no longer be executive producer on the untitled Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering documentary and it will not air on Apple TV+, first and foremost, I want it to be known that I unequivocally believe and support the women. Their stories deserve to be told and heard. In my opinion, there is more work to be done on the film to illuminate the full scope of what the victims endured, and it has become clear that the filmmakers and I are not aligned in that creative vision. The statement continued:.

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