illustrate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To clarify, as by using instances or comparisons: The editor illustrated the definition with a good example sentence.
    • To make clear by providing for example or comparison: The example phrase illustrated the meaning associated with term.
    • to deliver (a publication) with explanatory or ornamental features: illustrated the guide with colorful drawings.
    • Obsolete To illuminate.
    • which will make clear, bright, or luminous.
    • to create in an obvious light; to exhibit distinctly or conspicuously.
    • To make obvious, intelligible, or apprehensible; to elucidate, explain, or exemplify, as in the shape of numbers, comparisons, and instances.
    • To decorate with images, as a book or a topic; to elucidate with images, as a history or a romance.
    • to offer renown or honor to; to produce illustrious; to glorify.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to provide a clarification, instance, or description.
  • verb:
    • To shed light upon; to illuminate.
    • To clarify some thing by providing, or providing as, a good example or an assessment.
    • to supply a novel or any other book with images, diagrams or any other explanatory or ornamental features.
    • illustrate with an illustration
    • supply with pictures
    • clarify by giving a typical example of
  • adjective:
    • Illustrated; distinguished; illustrious.
  • others:
    • To illuminate; explain, bright, or luminous.
    • to provide honor or difference to; make distinguished or illustrious; glorify.
    • to create plain and conspicuous to the mind; show clearly; additionally, to produce obvious or intelligible; elucidate.
    • To elucidate or ornament in the shape of images, drawings, etc.
    • Famous; celebrated; illustrious.

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    • The book and its title illustrate
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