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Synonyms for illuminate
ɪˈlu məˌneɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. light, illume, illumine, light up, illuminate(verb)

    make lighter or brighter

    "This lamp lightens the room a bit"

    Synonyms:
    brighten, fire up, enlighten, get down, crystalize, clear up, ignite, shed light on, illumine, dismount, perch, sort out, clear, get off, elucidate, alight, crystallise, light up, straighten out, fall, light, crystallize, unhorse, crystalise, illume

  2. clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate(verb)

    make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear

    "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"

    Synonyms:
    discharge, earn, take in, classify, elucidate, illumine, unsnarl, pull in, wrap up, enlighten, sack, authorize, assoil, irradiate, shed light on, finish up, crystalise, see the light, light up, light, crystalize, make, polish off, crystallise, sort, tidy, gain, illume, mop up, clarify, correct, realise, finish off, edify, solve, exculpate, assort, unclutter, class, put right, pass, neaten, square away, effloresce, clean up, discipline, acquit, brighten, reform, authorise, separate, crystallize, clear up, bring in, exonerate, straighten out, sack up, top, clear, sort out, tidy up, realize, iron out, disentangle, get through, straighten, net

  3. illuminate(verb)

    add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)

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

Wiktionary

  1. illuminate(verb)

    Synonyms:
    illumine

  2. illuminate(verb)

    to shine light on something

    Synonyms:
    illumine

  3. illuminate(verb)

    to decorate something with lights

    Synonyms:
    illumine

  4. illuminate(verb)

    to clarify or make something understandable

    Synonyms:
    illumine

  5. illuminate(verb)

    to decorate the page of a manuscript book with ornamental designs

    Synonyms:
    illumine

  6. illuminate(verb)

    To make spectacular

    Synonyms:
    illumine

  7. illuminate(verb)

    to glow

    Synonyms:
    illumine

  8. illuminate(verb)

    to be exposed to light

    Synonyms:
    illumine

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. illuminate

    Synonyms:
    lighten, enlighten, emblazon, irradiate

    Antonyms:
    darken, obscure, bedim

Editors Contribution

  1. luminous

    Submitted by anonymous on October 5, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. illuminate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    enlighten, illumine, illume, supply with light

  2. illuminate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    adorn with lights (as a building), light up

  3. illuminate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    adorn with colored letters

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "illuminate":

    enlighten, inform, brighten

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How to use illuminate in a sentence?

  1. James Arthur Baldwin:

    The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one's key to the experience of others.

  2. Jack Kim:

    In this year of the seventh party congress, the military and the people accomplished the great success in the first hydrogen bomb test and the launch of an earth observation satellite, Kwangmyongsong-4, to brilliantly illuminate the prowess of Juche Joson, unprecedented results have been accomplished.

  3. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    Altered opinions do not alter a man's character (or do so very little); but they do illuminate individual aspects of the constellation of his personality which with a different constellation of opinions had hitherto remained dark and unrecognizable.

  4. Alfredo Barnechea:

    I'm going to pray to God...to illuminate the Archbishop of Arequipa so he doesn't use the pulpit for political commentary.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I sometimes think that we are like Stars in the Galaxy, the Time-travellers, millions and trillions of them are being born and being deceased every moment, as I write this note. Those who are being born right now cannot be seen by us, until the light from them should reach to us after many centuries or milleniums to come. The Stars twinkle, brighten our world, and many a times they burst into Supernova to illuminate the whole of universe. Just like Stars, we too like to leave our marks, with our divine sparks of intelligence that transform into our creations, writings, paintings, poetry, and inventions etc, something that we always struggle to salvage from the inebitable great dance of death. And each Star thus becomes the mirror that reflects that divine light within us, the humans and all the life on Earth alike.

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