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Definition 1: clarify by giving an example of - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for illustrate in the sense of this definition

(illustrate is a kind of ...) add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

"She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

Definition 2: depict with an illustration - [verb of creation]

(illustrate is a kind of ...) show in, or as in, a picture

"This scene depicts country life" "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"

(illustrate belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

Definition 3: supply with illustrations - [verb of creation]

Samples where illustrate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • illustrate a book with drawings

(illustrate is a kind of ...) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

"Decorate the room for the party" "beautify yourself for the special day"

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