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1. illuminate

verb. ['ˌɪˈluːmɪnɪt'] make lighter or brighter.

Synonyms

  • lighten up
  • light up
  • lighten
  • floodlight
  • light
  • spotlight
  • illumine

Antonyms

  • break even
  • lose
  • indistinct
  • unclearness

Etymology

  • illuminaten (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Illuminate

  • affectionate
  • banet
  • barnet
  • basnett
  • bennet
  • bennett
  • bennitt
  • bernett
  • bohnet
  • bonnett
  • brunett
  • burnet
  • burtnett
  • careunit
  • charbonnet
  • connett
  • cornett
  • dejarnett
  • dennett
  • disproportionate

How do you pronounce illuminate?

Pronounce illuminate as ˌɪˈlumɪnɪt.

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Sentences with illuminate


1. Verb, base form
Take a flashlight with you to illuminate your surroundings and wear work gloves to protect your hands.

2. Noun, singular or mass
When electrical current runs through the tube, the mercury and gas combination illuminate, producing light.

Quotes about illuminate


1. Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.
- Harvey Fierstein

2. Prophesies are dark and don’t need a flashlight to illuminate. I’m a bring my own lighthouse kind of lover.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. Better to illuminate than merely to shine to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.
- Thomas Aquinas

2. illuminate

verb. ['ˌɪˈluːmɪnɪt'] make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear.

Synonyms

  • crystalize
  • sort out
  • clear
  • crystallise
  • shed light on
  • crystallize
  • straighten out
  • enlighten
  • clear up
  • clarify
  • elucidate

Antonyms

  • unclear
  • ambiguous
  • obscurity
  • incomprehensible

Etymology

  • illuminaten (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. illuminate

verb. ['ˌɪˈluːmɪnɪt'] add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts).

Synonyms

  • decorate
  • grace
  • ornament
  • embellish
  • rubricate
  • paint
  • adorn
  • beautify

Antonyms

  • forbid
  • invalidate
  • disapprove
  • disallow

Etymology

  • illuminaten (Middle English (1100-1500))
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