Definitions for illustrate
ˈɪl əˌstreɪt, ɪˈlʌs treɪtil·lus·trate
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word illustrate.
exemplify, illustrate, instanceverb
clarify by giving an example of
depict with an illustration
supply with illustrations
"illustrate a book with drawings"
To shed light upon; to illuminate.
To clarify something by giving, or serving as, an example or a comparison.
To provide a book or other publication with pictures, diagrams or other explanatory or decorative features.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: illustro, Latin; illustrer, Fr.
Matter to me of glory! whom their hate
Illustrates, when they see all regal pow'r
Giv'n me to quell their pride. John Milton, Paradise Lost.
Thee she enroll'd her garter'd knights among,
Illustrating the noble list. Phillips.
They take up popular conceits, and from tradition unjustifiable, or really false, illustrate matters of undeniable truth. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.
An illustration is a decoration, interpretation or visual explanation of a text, concept or process, designed for integration in print and digital published media, such as posters, flyers, magazines, books, teaching materials, animations, video games and films. An illustration is typically created by an illustrator. Digital illustrations are often used to make websites and apps more user-friendly, such as the use of emojis to accompany digital type. llustration also means providing an example; either in writing or in picture form. The origin of the word "illustration" is late Middle English (in the sense ‘illumination; spiritual or intellectual enlightenment’): via Old French from Latin illustratio(n-), from the verb illustrare.
To illustrate is to clarify or explain something by providing a useful example, visual aid, or metaphor. It involves making an idea or concept more clear or understandable, often through the use of drawings, diagrams, charts, images, or anecdotes.
to make clear, bright, or luminous
to set in a clear light; to exhibit distinctly or conspicuously
to make clear, intelligible, or apprehensible; to elucidate, explain, or exemplify, as by means of figures, comparisons, and examples
to adorn with pictures, as a book or a subject; to elucidate with pictures, as a history or a romance
to give renown or honor to; to make illustrious; to glorify
illustrated; distinguished; illustrious
Etymology: [L. illustratus, p. p.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
il-lus′trāt, or il′us-trāt, v.t. to make distinguished: to make clear to the mind: to explain: to explain and adorn by pictures.—adj. (Shak.) renowned.—n. Illustrā′tion, act of making lustrous or clear: act of explaining: that which illustrates: a picture or diagram.—adjs. Illus′trative, Illus′tratory, having the quality of making clear or explaining.—adv. Illus′tratively.—n. Illus′trator.—adj. Illus′trious, morally bright, distinguished: noble: conspicuous: conferring honour.—adv. Illus′triously.—n. Illus′triousness. [L. illustrāre, -ātum, to light up—illustris, prob. in, in, lux, lucis, light.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'illustrate' in Verbs Frequency: #369
The numerical value of illustrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of illustrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
At twilight, nature is not without loveliness, though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets.
The questions that have been asked so far in this debate illustrate why the American people don't trust the media, this is not a cage match.
What the great learning teaches, is to illustrate illustrious virtue; to renovate the people; and to rest in the highest excellence.
The Fed's statement earlier in the week helped to squeeze us higher. But the market doesn't have a high degree of conviction at the moment, the outlook remains one of sub-trend growth and low inflation. The downgrades in Italy illustrate that we're not out of the woods as far as growth is concerned.
The genius of it was how they were able to take out their questions and then illustrate the film with all these pieces of other film, and to me its quite amazing.
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- egluro, darlunio, esbonioWelsh
- kuvata, kuvittaa, havainnollistaaFinnish
- ilustrar, klarigar, lumizar, explikarIdo
- пояснять, делать иллюстрации, иллюстри́ровать, оформлять, приводить примерыRussian
- Minh họaVietnamese
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