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Synonyms for illustrate
ˈɪl əˌstreɪt, ɪˈlʌs treɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exemplify, illustrate, instance(verb)

    clarify by giving an example of

    Synonyms:
    represent, instance, exemplify

  2. illustrate(verb)

    depict with an illustration

    Synonyms:
    exemplify, instance

  3. illustrate(verb)

    supply with illustrations

    "illustrate a book with drawings"

    Synonyms:
    exemplify, instance

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. illustrate

    To embellish is to brighten and enliven by adding something that is not necessarily or very closely connected with that to which it is added; to illustrate is to add something so far like in kind as to cast a side-light upon the principal matter. An author embellishes his narrative with fine descriptions, the artist illustrates it with beautiful engravings, the binder gilds and decorates the volume. Garnish is on a lower plane; as, the feast was garnished with flowers. Deck and bedeck are commonly said of apparel; as, a mother bedecks her daughter with silk and jewels. To adorn and to ornament alike signify to add that which makes anything beautiful and attractive, but ornament is more exclusively on the material plane; as, the gateway was ornamented with delicate carving. Adorn is more lofty and spiritual, referring to a beauty which is not material, and can not be put on by ornaments or decorations, but seems in perfect harmony and unity with that to which it adds a grace; if we say, the gateway was adorned with beautiful carving, we imply a unity and loftiness of design such as ornamented can not express. We say of some admirable scholar or statesman, "he touched nothing that he did not adorn."

    At church, with meek and unaffected grace,
    His looks adorned the venerable place.

    Goldsmith Deserted Village, l. 178.

    Synonyms:
    adorn, beautify, bedeck, deck, decorate, embellish, garnish, gild, ornament

    Antonyms:
    deface, deform, disfigure, mar, spoil

    Preposition:
    Adorn his temples with a coronet.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. illustrate

    Synonyms:
    elucidate, interpret, exemplify, demonstrate, represent, explain, embody, paint, image, make clear

    Antonyms:
    obscure, misinterpret, mystify, confuse, misrepresent, darken

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. illustrate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    elucidate, explain, exemplify, make clear, make plain, throw light upon

  2. illustrate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    adorn with pictures

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. illustrate(v)

    Synonyms:
    elucidate, picture, demonstrate, exemplify

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    exemplify, show, demonstrate, depict, portray, reflect, indicate, highlight

How to pronounce illustrate?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#376image
#2965instance
#2976represent
#3082explain
#3159indicate
#3336reflect
#3445paint
#4329deck
#4615demonstrate
#6031highlight
#10023interpret
#10275illustrate
#13687ornament
#17105decorate
#20732depict
#24770portray
#31472garnish
#35678embody
#41179adorn
#43164elucidate
#51238exemplify
#63516beautify
#65818embellish
#98099gild

How to use illustrate in a sentence?

  1. Jim Sisco:

    Nike is a global icon, which provides protection from the numerous scandals that have occurred during Mark's tenure, john's experience at eBay and PayPal illustrate that Nike's focus is on increasing profits by integrating digital marketing and other technologies into their operations. Improving their corporate culture is an afterthought, which only comes up when an incident like the Salazar crisis occurs... John was brought in to help Nike thrive in this new environment, which shows no signs of slowing.

  2. Susan Collins:

    Some of the allegations levied against Judge Kavanaugh illustrate why the presumption of innocence is so important, i am thinking in particular not of the allegations raised by Professor Blasey Ford, but of the allegation that, when Blasey Ford was Blasey Ford, Judge Kavanaugh drugged multiple girls and used their weakened state to facilitate gang rape.

  3. Samantha Grant -LRB- left -RRB-:

    I chose the title because I was more making a mockery of tabloids who, at one point, called my sister ‘Princess Pushy,’ the opposite is true. And so I thought, you know, to make fun of that and illustrate that she really is not, I'm going to choose that title and run with it.

  4. Mary Lou Marzian:

    My point is to illustrate how intrusive and ridiculous it is for elected officials to be inserting themselves into private and personal medical decisions, a health-care practitioner shall... prescribe a drug for erectile dysfunction only to a man who is currently married.

  5. Stephen Innes:

    Price action over the past 48 hours does illustrate just how quick traders are to revive fears about sluggish demand amid the thought of more abundant supplies.


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