HyperDic: illuminate

English > 3 senses of the word illuminate:
VERBchangeilluminate, light, illume, illumine, light upmake lighter or brighter
cognitionilluminate, clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, elucidatemake free from confusion / confusion or ambiguity
creationilluminateadd embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)
illuminate > pronunciation
Soundsihluw'mihniht
Rhymesacquit ... writ: 187 rhymes with iht...
English > illuminate: 3 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake lighter or brighter.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymslight, illume, illumine, light up
Narrowerfloodlightilluminate with floodlights
spotlightilluminate with a spotlight, as in the theater
Broaderlighten, lighten upBecome lighter
Spanishaclarar, alumbrar, encender, iluminar
Catalanenllumenar, il·luminar
Nounsilluminantsomething that can serve as a source of light
illuminationthe luminous flux incident on a unit area
illuminationthe degree of visibility of your environment
English > illuminate: 3 senses > verb 2, cognition
Meaningmake free from confusion / confusion or ambiguity; make clear.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsclear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, elucidate
Broaderclarify, clear up, elucidatemake clear and (more) comprehensible
Spanishaclarar, clarificar, cristalizar, dilucidar, esclarecer, explicar
Catalandilucidar, esclarir
Nounsilluminationan interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding
English > illuminate: 3 senses > verb 3, creation
Meaningadd embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts) .
PatternSomebody ----s something
Categoryart, artistic creation, artistic productionThe creation of beautiful or significant things
Entailspaintmake a painting / painting of
Narrowerminiate, rubricatedecorate (manuscripts) with letters painted red
Broaderdecorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautifymake more attractive by adding ornament, colour / colour, etc.
Spanishiluminar, ilustrar
Catalanil·luminar
Nounsilluminationpainting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)

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