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Synonyms for illustration
ˌɪl əˈstreɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. illustration(noun)

    artwork that helps make something clear or attractive

    representative, instance, exemplification, example

  2. exemplification, illustration(noun)

    showing by example

    representative, exemplification, example, instance, typification

  3. example, illustration, instance, representative(noun)

    an item of information that is typical of a class or group

    "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"

    representative, congressman, object lesson, good example, instance, lesson, exemplar, case, example, voice, congresswoman, deterrent example, model, exemplification, interpreter, spokesperson, exercise

  4. illustration(noun)

    a visual representation (a picture or diagram) that is used make some subject more pleasing or easier to understand

    representative, instance, exemplification, example

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. illustration

    In modern usage we may say that an allegory is an extended simile, while a metaphor is an abbreviated simile contained often in a phrase, perhaps in a word. The simile carries its comparison on the surface, in the words as, like, or similar expressions; the metaphor is given directly without any note of comparison. The allegory, parable, or fable tells its story as if true, leaving the reader or hearer to discover its fictitious character and learn its lesson. All these are, in strict definition, fictions; but the word fiction is now applied almost exclusively to novels or romances. An allegory is a moral or religious tale, of which the moral lesson is the substance, and all descriptions and incidents but accessories, as in "The Pilgrim's Progress." A fable is generally briefer, representing animals as the speakers and actors, and commonly conveying some lesson of practical wisdom or shrewdness, as "The Fables of Æsop." A parable is exclusively moral or religious, briefer and less adorned than an allegory, with its lesson more immediately discernible, given, as it were, at a stroke. Any comparison, analogy, instance, example, tale, anecdote, or the like which serves to let in light upon a subject may be called an illustration, this word in its widest use including all the rest. Compare FICTION; STORY.

    allegory, fable, fiction, metaphor, parable, simile

    chronicle, fact, history, narrative, record

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. illustration(n.)

    elucidation, explanation, exemplification

  2. illustration(n.)

    illustrative picture

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. illustration(n)

    elucidation, exemplification, comparison, example, simile

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  1. Sirine Shebaya:

    We filed litigation for a group of nine people who are medically vulnerable that we were trying to get out of detention and unfortunately, at the time, the judge didn't see things our way and didn't grant the release, the circumstances at Farmville right now are a perfect illustration of the ways in which the ongoing transfers that ICE has insisted on continuing are contributing to the spread of coronavirus.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    The way (Republicans) approach climate change is a good illustration of the problems that they're having, now, let's just take an example: If you went to 100 doctors and 99 of them said you are really sick -- you've got, let's say, high cholesterol.

  3. Michelle Krebs:

    The auto industry is a perfect illustration of the K-shaped recovery.

  4. South African Stacey Fru:

    I'll take about three to four months writing (a) book and then it would be another one to two months of the whole illustration, editing and publishing process and once that is finished then we'd have the amazing book launch, i find it very fun and nice ... but also sometimes, I do not really like the attention because it just gets so overwhelming at times.

  5. Democratic National Committee:

    It's a great illustration of' Distracting Donald.' This was one of the lowest moments in the history of the American presidency -- that press conference, trump blinked this week. He's Putin's poodle. And that's the reality.

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    • B. minimize
    • C. belittle
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