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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

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:

    enlighten, inform, brighten

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How to use illuminate in a sentence?

  1. James Garvin:

    You could use a constellation of cubesats that would light up at a certain time, if you flew thousands of them in the same formation that could illuminate every 90 minutes in low earth orbit.

  2. Emil Nolde:

    Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.

  3. 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.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    True friends are like the shining Sun in the midst of storm, in my view. They brighten and illuminate your life, and often bring happiness to you, just like the rays of Sun creating a magnificent rainbow during a severe storm. Sometimes you need a storm in order to see and appreciate the divine beauty of a rainbow.

  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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