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Synonyms for illuminate
ɪˈlu məˌneɪtil·lu·mi·nate

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Wiktionary3.0 / 2 votes

  1. illuminateverb

    Synonyms:
    illumine

  2. illuminateverb

    to shine light on something

    Synonyms:
    illumine

  3. illuminateverb

    to decorate something with lights

    Synonyms:
    illumine

  4. illuminateverb

    to clarify or make something understandable

    Synonyms:
    illumine

  5. illuminateverb

    to decorate the page of a manuscript book with ornamental designs

    Synonyms:
    illumine

  6. illuminateverb

    To make spectacular

    Synonyms:
    illumine

  7. illuminateverb

    to glow

    Synonyms:
    illumine

  8. illuminateverb

    to be exposed to light

    Synonyms:
    illumine

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. illuminate

    Synonyms:
    lighten, enlighten, emblazon, irradiate

    Antonyms:
    darken, obscure, bedim

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. light, illume, illumine, light up, illuminateverb

    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, elucidateverb

    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. illuminateverb

    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

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. luminous

    Submitted by anonymous on October 5, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. illuminateverb

    Synonyms:
    enlighten, illumine, illume, supply with light

  2. illuminateverb

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

  3. illuminateverb

    Synonyms:
    adorn with colored letters

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "illuminate":

    enlighten, inform, brighten

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How to use illuminate in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Christen Kuikoua:

    Life shines its brightest when we choose to live sunny side up, letting the radiance of positivity illuminate every step. Just as the lens captures my essence in this moment, may we all capture the joy that life offers, frame by frame.

  4. Aloo Denish Obiero:

    Illuminate the world with your uniqueness; conformity dims the light.

  5. Damian Real:

    Basically what it does is that it has a central part, LED lights which are lit all the time. When the cyclist moves to the left it activates the indicator on the left side. When the right arm is moved it activates the indicator on the right side. This system has two forms, one which is prevention and to illuminate and the other is an alert system. This system connects to mobile phone sensors so that when there is a change in acceleration it sends those registered details that there is a change in acceleration and probably an accident and a location where the cyclist can be found. So it has two things, firstly prevention and the other is an alert system in case of an accident.


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