Definitions for illustrate
ˈɪl əˌstreɪt, ɪˈlʌs treɪtil·lus·trate
Here are all the possible meanings 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.
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.
Significant price increases throughout the country simply illustrate strong demand and record-low housing supply, the record-high home prices are happening across nearly all markets, big and small, even in those metros that have long been considered off-the-radar in prior years for many home seekers.
To cope with this risk, monetary policy could illustrate further easing bias. For the FX market, risk-off mode is likely to dominate for the time being.
For this outbreak, I think they'll be down to zero fairly soon, but it does illustrate the risks of Covid still in a zero Covid strategy, this won't be the last outbreak -- there will be more outbreaks in the months to come.
What the great learning teaches, is to illustrate illustrious virtue; to renovate the people; and to rest in the highest excellence.
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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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