illuminate

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. light, illumine; clarify, elucidate, explain; decorate, ornament. See interpretation, color.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To make light]
Syn. lighten, irradiate, illumine, brighten; see brighten 1 , light 1 .
2. [To explain]
Syn. interpret, elucidate, clarify; see explain .
3. [To decorate]
Syn. illustrate, ornament, trim; see decorate .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. light up brighten, spotlight, radiate, beam, shine.
2. explain elucidate, clarify, throw light on, shed light on, clear up, define, enlighten, expound.
ANT.: 1. darken, dim. 2. obfuscate, muddy, obscure
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To provide, cover, or fill with light: illume, illumine, light1, lighten1. See LIGHT. 2. To make clear or clearer: clarify, clear (up), elucidate, illustrate. Idiom: shed (or throw) light on (or upon). See CLEAR. 4. To enable (one) to understand, especially in a spiritual sense: edify, enlighten, illume, illumine. See TEACH.

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