Pronunciation of Illuminate
/ɪlˈuːmɪnˌe͡ɪt/, /ɪlˈuːmɪnˌeɪt/, /ɪ_l_ˈuː_m_ɪ_n_ˌeɪ_t/
Synonyms for illuminate:
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 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
make clear; educate (verb)
make light (verb)
Usage examples for illuminate:
- On the day when they were to illuminate in honor of my arrival, all the houses were gloomy as the grave, on account of hostility to me. - "NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER", L. Muhlbach.
- It did not illuminate the room; it but lessened the degree of blackness, as it were, giving a dim and shadowy outline to objects scattered here and there about the room- and to a darker shadow amongst those other shadows, a shadow that moved swiftly and in utter silence, a shadow that was Jimmie Dale at work. - "The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale", Frank L. Packard.
- All the time her consciousness was like a single intense point of light in the middle of a darkness it could do nothing to illuminate. - "Thomas Wingfold, Curate", George MacDonald.