Associations to the word «Illuminate»


ILLUMINATE, verb. (transitive) To shine light on something.
ILLUMINATE, verb. (transitive) To decorate something with lights.
ILLUMINATE, verb. (transitive) To clarify or make something understandable.
ILLUMINATE, verb. (transitive) To decorate the page of a manuscript book with ornamental designs.
ILLUMINATE, verb. (transitive) (figurative) To make spectacular.
ILLUMINATE, verb. (intransitive) To glow; to light up.
ILLUMINATE, verb. (intransitive) To be exposed to light.
ILLUMINATE, verb. (transitive) (military) To direct a radar beam toward.
ILLUMINATE, noun. Someone thought to have an unusual degree of enlightenment.
ILLUMINATE, adjective. (obsolete) enlightened

Dictionary definition

ILLUMINATE, verb. Make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a bit".
ILLUMINATE, verb. Make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault".
ILLUMINATE, verb. Add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts).

Wise words

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin