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  • verbdemonstrate, exemplify
  • verbexplain by drawing, decorating

synonyms for illustrates

  • clarify
  • delineate
  • depict
  • embody
  • emphasize
  • epitomize
  • exhibit
  • explain
  • expose
  • highlight
  • illuminate
  • interpret
  • lay out
  • manifest
  • mark
  • mirror
  • personify
  • point up
  • portray
  • represent
  • reveal
  • spotlight
  • symbolize
  • typify
  • allegorize
  • clear
  • disclose
  • elucidate
  • evidence
  • evince
  • expound
  • imitate
  • instance
  • picture
  • proclaim
  • show
  • vivify
  • bring home
  • clear up
  • draw a picture
  • emblematize
  • get across
  • get over
  • limelight
  • make clear
  • make plain
  • ostend
  • show and tell
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antonyms for illustrates

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  • complicate
  • conceal
  • confuse
  • cover
  • hide
  • obscure
  • save
  • obscure
  • hide
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How to use illustrates in a sentence

The campaign was notable for an exploit which admirably illustrates the secret of his success as a soldier.
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A simple experiment of Boussingault's illustrates this absorption very strikingly.
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The story of this untoward event illustrates at once the morbid habit of his mind and the bitter passions of those times.
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The formation of many new counties during this time illustrates the great increase in population which took place.
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After much thinking I have arrived at a definition of Swadeshi that, perhaps, best illustrates my meaning.
THIRD CLASS IN INDIAN RAILWAYSMAHATMA GANDHI
The legend of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus strikingly illustrates the wondrous transformation of society.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
Let him tak a spring on his ain fiddle, says a proverb that illustrates the coolness with which Donald will bide his time.
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It is an old native element recast in Roman form, and well illustrates the Roman principle of local government by devolution.
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Here let me tell a curious experience, which illustrates how stubbornly persistent the dramatic laws are, in having their own way.
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The same figure also illustrates the most common method of connecting the ends of a boiler to the shell.
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