What is another word for illuminate?

839 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ɪlˈuːmɪnˌe͡ɪt], [ ɪlˈuːmɪnˌe‍ɪt], [ ɪ_l_ˈuː_m_ɪ_n_ˌeɪ_t]

Illuminate is a versatile word that can mean to light up or provide clarity and understanding. There are many synonyms that can be used depending on the context in which it is being used. Some of the synonyms for illuminate include brighten, light, shine, radiate, enlighten, clarify, reveal, and elucidate. Brighten and light emphasize illuminating something physically, whereas, enlighten and clarify refer to making something clearer mentally. Radiate and shine can imply an object or person providing light or warmth. Elucidate refers to explaining something in detail, making it easier to understand. Synonyms for illuminate give more options to precisely convey the right meaning.

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Usage examples for Illuminate

The next genius to whom it is given to illuminate the pages of the classic journal in a style that will rival the past is not likely to arise from among those who think that there is no other view of life than that which was discovered by their immediate predecessors.
"George Du Maurier, the Satirist of the Victorians"
T. Martin Wood
"I promise you there is no occasion for fear," said the Princess, earnestly; "and besides, if you depart so soon, the preparations my people have made to illuminate the jungle will be all in vain."
"One Maid's Mischief"
George Manville Fenn
Every word must illuminate the past, in every sentence may be found the sequel.
"Melomaniacs"
James Huneker

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