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illuminate

verb [T] uk   /ɪˈluː.mɪ.neɪt/ formal us  
to light something and make it brighter: The streets were illuminated with strings of coloured lights. to explain and show more clearly something that is difficult to understand: an article which illuminates the issues at stake
Translations of “illuminate”
in Korean 비추다…
in Arabic يُنير…
in French illuminer…
in Turkish aydınlatmak, ışıklandırmak, açıklamak…
in Italian illuminare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 為…照明,照亮, 闡明,解釋…
in Russian освещать, разъяснять…
in Polish oświetlać, wyjaśniać, rzucać światło na…
in Spanish iluminar…
in Portuguese iluminar…
in German erleuchten…
in Catalan il·luminar…
in Japanese ~を照らす…
in Chinese (Simplified) 为…照明,照亮, 阐明,解释…
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