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 chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy