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Definition of Illustrate

Illustrate

  1. To make clear, bright, or luminous.
  2. To set in a clear light; to exhibit distinctly or conspicuously.
  3. To make clear, intelligible, or apprehensible; to elucidate, explain, or exemplify, as by means of figures, comparisons, and examples.
  4. To adorn with pictures, as a book or a subject; to elucidate with pictures, as a history or a romance.
  5. To give renown or honor to; to make illustrious; to glorify.
  6. Illustrated; distinguished; illustrious.

Illustrate Quotations

An example I often use to illustrate the reality of vanity, is this: look at the peacock; it's beautiful if you look at it from the front. But if you look at it from behind, you discover the truth... Whoever gives in to such self-absorbed vanity has huge misery hiding inside them.
Pope Francis

I tell everyone I interact with what I'm working on and let them bring me anecdotes that illustrate my themes.
Chuck Palahniuk

To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.
Robert Burton

We don't need to illustrate music; music illustrates itself.
Twyla Tharp

The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently responds to the same interests that a scientist does.
Lewis Mumford
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Illustrate Translations

illustrate in Dutch is veraanschouwelijken, illustreren
illustrate in Finnish is kuvittaa
illustrate in French is illustrez, illustrent, illustrer, illustrons
illustrate in German is veranschaulichen, veranschaulichen, illustriere
illustrate in Norwegian is illustrere, belyse
illustrate in Portuguese is ilustre
illustrate in Spanish is ilustrar
illustrate in Swedish is belysa, visa, illustrera

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