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Definitions for illustrate
ˈɪl əˌstreɪt, ɪˈlʌs treɪtil·lus·trate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word illustrate.

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  1. Illustrate(verb)

    to make clear, bright, or luminous

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

  2. Illustrate(verb)

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

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

  3. Illustrate(verb)

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

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

  4. Illustrate(verb)

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

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

  5. Illustrate(verb)

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

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

  6. Illustrate(adj)

    illustrated; distinguished; illustrious

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Illustrate

    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

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of illustrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of illustrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of illustrate in a Sentence

  1. Samantha Grant -LRB- left -RRB-:

    The opposite is true. And so I thought, you know, to make fun of that and illustrate that she really is not, I'm going to choose that title and run with it.

  2. Roger Stone:

    Roger Stone replied that Roger Stone was doing everything possible to address the issues at the highest level of Government. Pentagon Papers showe the extent of the FBIs surveillance, which included monitoring essentially all of Stones Apple services, from email to browsing history. Utility bills, address books, WhatsApp messages -- all were also under the bureaus review. Additionally, records illustrate the Trump campaigns curiosity about what information WikiLeaks was going to make public -- and reinforce Robert Muellers conclusion that the Donald Trump team didnt conspire with WikiLeaks or Russian hackers to obtain the materials.Former White House adviser Steve Bannon told Robert Muellers team under questioning that Steve Bannon had asked Stone about WikiLeaks because Robert Muellers had heard that Roger Stone had a channel to Assange, and he was hoping for more releases of damaging information. Muellers investigation identifiedcontacts during the 2016 campaign between Donald Trump associates and Russians, but did not identify any conspiracy to tip the outcome of the presidential election. The lengthy investigation fueled numerous conspiracy theories that aired regularly on MSNBC and CNN, as well as in print inThe Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere. FILE - This Feb. 21, 2019, file courtroom sketch shows former campaign adviser for President Donald Trump, Roger Stone talking from the witness stand as prosecution attorney Jonathan Kravis, standing left, Stone's attorney Bruce Rogow, third from right, and Judge Amy Berman Jackson listen, during a court hearing at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington. Jonathan Kravis will run a new public corruption unit at the District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General, which has jurisdiction over juvenile offenses as well as misdemeanor crimes. ( Dana Verkouteren via Associated Press, File) In a statement Tuesday, Roger Stone acknowledged that the search warrant affidavits contain private communication, but insisted that they prove no crimes. I have no trepidation about their release as they confirm there was no illegal activity and certainly no Russian collusion by me during the 2016 Election.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    Innumerable voices have been asserting for some time now that human society is passing through a crisis, that its stability has been gravely shattered. It is characteristic of such a situation that individuals feel indifferent or even hostile toward the group, small or large, to which they belong. In order to illustrate my meaning, let me record here a personal experience. I recently discussed with an intelligent and well-disposed man the threat of another war, which in my opinion would seriously endanger the existence of mankind, and I remarked that only a supranational organization would offer protection from that danger. Thereupon my visitor, very calmly and coolly, said to me Why are you so deeply opposed to the disappearance of the human race

  4. Ehsan Sehgal:

    White mind, white hand, white pen, white paper, and white ink, illustrate and delineate only the White House; thus hereupon, capitulate to that since here lies the World Peace; otherwise, colours may become the victim.

  5. Heat Streetreached:

    My DeplorableNYUProfessor account was just an experiment to illustrate the point that the SJW left is producing the alt right that they hate so much. They are actually producing that what they despise by virtue of their idiocy and their totalitarianism, but I never thought much of it, I didn’t even expect it to be noticed.

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