Associations to the word «Illuminate»

Wiktionary

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

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