illuminate

[ verb ih-loo-muh-neyt; adjective, noun ih-loo-muh-nit, -neyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF illuminate
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John groped vainly in mental depths for other experiences likely to illuminate this.

London was beginning to illuminate herself against the night.

Not a dozen houses responded to the préfet's invitation to illuminate.

It was a sky the sun did not illuminate or enkindle, as is usual at sunsets.

Could you not illuminate that motto, Livy, 'Manners makyth man?'

Will she be able to illuminate a screen treated with platino-cyanide of barium?

The first faint touch of autumn colour was beginning to illuminate their foliage.

No, but put a sky-light on top of his head to illuminate inwards.

He could draw, and paint, and illuminate, and work in metals.

The flicker of this was sufficient to illuminate the boudoir faintly.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, "to light up, shine on," a back-formation from illumination, or else from Latin illuminatus, past participle of illuminare (see illumination). Earlier was enlumyen (late 14c.) "decorate written material with gold, silver, bright colors," from Old French enluminer, from Late Latin inluminare; also illumine (late 14c.). Related: Illuminated; illuminating.

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