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

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King