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illustrate

[il-uh-streyt, ih-luhs-treyt]
verb (used with object), illustrated, illustrating.
1.
to furnish (a book, magazine, etc.) with drawings, pictures, or other artwork intended for explanation, elucidation, or adornment.
2.
to make clear or intelligible, as by examples or analogies; exemplify.
3.
Archaic. to enlighten.
verb (used without object), illustrated, illustrating.
4.
to clarify one's words, writings, etc., with examples: To prevent misunderstandings, let me illustrate.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin illustrātus past participle of illustrāre to illuminate, make clear, give glory to. See il-1, luster1, -ate1

illustratable, adjective
overillustrate, verb (used with object), overillustrated, overillustrating.
preillustrate, verb (used with object), preillustrated, preillustrating.
reillustrate, verb (used with object), reillustrated, reillustrating.
superillustrate, verb (used with object), superillustrated, superillustrating.
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illustrate (ˈɪləˌstreɪt)
 
vb
1.  to clarify or explain by use of examples, analogy, etc
2.  (tr) to be an example or demonstration of
3.  (tr) to explain or decorate (a book, text, etc) with pictures
4.  (tr) an archaic word for enlighten
 
[C16: from Latin illustrāre to make light, explain, from lustrāre to purify, brighten; see lustrum]
 
'illustratable
 
adj
 
'illustrative
 
adj
 
'illustratively
 
adv
 
'illustrator
 
n

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