Illustrate

Definition of Illustrate

Il`lus´trate
v. t.1.To make clear, bright, or luminous.
[imp. & p. p. Illustrated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Illustrating .]
2.To set in a clear light; to exhibit distinctly or conspicuously.
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.
a.1.Illustrated; distinguished; illustrious.
This most gallant, illustrate, and learned gentleman.
- Shak.

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