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illumine

[ ih-loo-min ]SEE DEFINITION OF illumine

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ILLUMINE

Again I am told the host managed to illumine his refusal with a smile.

Rome, immense and dominated by a battle of clouds, seemed to illumine the sky.

His disc was of a lurid red,—a colour appropriate to the spectacle it was to illumine.

If this can illumine the obscurity, it will all be on the positive side of the inquiry.

The sun shone on Chepe; he only asked that it should illumine the page he read.

And if it is invisible itself, how will it illumine an object?

It is the detail of the real, and no longer only the whole in a lump, that it claims to illumine.

One knows not at what hour God may touch and illumine his or another's heart.

With them you retain what you have seen, and illumine it with a special radiance.

But the sun which was to illumine this day with wondrous glory had not yet appeared.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to enlighten spiritually;" mid-15c., "to light up, shine light on," from Old French illuminer, from Latin illuminare (see illumination). Related: illumined.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ILLUMINE

shone

verbgive off or reflect light
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