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Verb: illuminate  i'loo-mu,neyt
  1. Make lighter or brighter
    - light, illume, illumine, light up
     
  2. Make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
    - clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise [Brit], crystalize, crystalise [Brit], straighten out, sort out, enlighten, elucidate
     
  3. (art) add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)

Derived forms: illuminating, illuminates, illuminated

Type of: adorn, beautify, clarify, clear up, decorate, elucidate, embellish, grace, lighten, lighten up, ornament

Encyclopedia: Illuminate