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To light up
“The flashes of lightning then briefly and beautifully illuminate a tree waving in the wind outside the window.”
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To help to clarify or explain
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“Residents were desperate for something that would illuminate and explain what had happened.”
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To illustrate with pictures
“The artist decided to illuminate the manuscripts with many images of pets.”
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To emphasize, stress, or indicate the importance of
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“Recent attention on people who suffer from this disorder has helped illuminate the need for treatment.”
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To impart information or knowledge
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Conspicuously inscribe or display a design on
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To shine brightly or powerfully
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To provide or serve as a satisfactory explanation for
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To inspire (with a given quality)
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Be a typical example of
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To make great or greater in status or value
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To give color to
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