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illustrate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Illustrate  \Il*lus"trate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Illustrated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Illustrating}.]  [L.  illustratus  p.  p.  of 
  illustrare  to  illustrate,  fr  illustris  bright.  See 
  {Illustrious}.] 
  1.  To  make  clear,  bright,  or  luminous. 
 
  Here  when  the  moon  illustrates  all  the  sky. 
  --Chapman. 
 
  2.  To  set  in  a  clear  light;  to  exhibit  distinctly  or 
  conspicuously.  --Shak. 
 
  To  prove  him  and  illustrate  his  high  worth. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  make  clear,  intelligible,  or  apprehensible;  to 
  elucidate,  explain,  or  exemplify,  as  by  means  of  figures, 
  comparisons,  and  examples. 
 
  4.  To  adorn  with  pictures,  as  a  book  or  a  subject;  to 
  elucidate  with  pictures,  as  a  history  or  a  romance. 
 
  5.  To  give  renown  or  honor  to  to  make  illustrious;  to 
  glorify.  [Obs.] 
 
  Matter  to  me  of  glory,  whom  their  hate  Illustrates. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Illustrate  \Il*lus"trate\,  a.  [L.  illustratus  p.  p.] 
  Illustrated;  distinguished;  illustrious.  [Obs.] 
 
  This  most  gallant,  illustrate,  and  learned  gentleman. 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  illustrate 
  v  1:  clarify  by  giving  an  example  of  [syn:  {exemplify},  {instance}] 
  2:  depict  with  an  illustration 
  3:  e.g.,  illustrate  a  book  with  drawings 




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