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Illuminate

Pronunciation of Illuminate
/ɪlˈuːmɪnˌe͡ɪt/, /ɪlˈuːmɪnˌe‍ɪt/, /ɪ_l_ˈuː_m_ɪ_n_ˌeɪ_t/

Antonyms for illuminate:

darken, confuse.

Synonyms for illuminate:

Sense 1

prettify, embellish, illustrate, revamp, transform, make over, set off, cheer up, bind, trick out, garland, emblazon, transfigure, refresh, flatter, fix up, beautify, touch up, enhance, adorn, personalize, deck out.

Sense 2

inset, festoon, do up, ornament, trim, soften, wreathe.

Sense 3

imprint.

Sense 5

overlay.

adorn

decorate.

brighten

light up.

delineate

describe.

light up

illumine.

Sense 1 (noun)

embellish, adorn, transform, make over, beautify, enhance.

Sense 2 (noun)

interpret, explain.

Sense 3 (noun)

ornament, illustrate, trim, decorate.

illuminate (noun)

crystallize, illume, crystalize, straighten out, clear, light up, light, elucidate, crystallise, shed light on, illumine, sort out, clear up, enlighten, crystalise.

brighten (verb)

brighten, burnish, intensify, lighten, illumine.

interpret (verb)

explain.

light (verb)

flare, light, flood, incandesce, glint, shine, beam, scintillate, spot, glow, glitter, flash, blaze, fire, radiate, fluoresce, gleam, sparkle.

make clear; educate (verb)

elucidate, clarify, expound, enlighten, explain, interpret, shed light on, clear up, illustrate, construe, edify.

make light (verb)

illume, brighten, light, illumine, irradiate, lighten, spot, fire, light up, flash, ignite.

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