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illustrate

verb [T] (EXPLAIN)    /ˈɪl.ə.streɪt/
C1 to show the meaning or truth of something more clearly, especially by giving examples: The lecturer illustrated his point with a diagram on the blackboard. This latest conflict further illustrates the weakness of the UN. [+ question word] The exhibition will illustrate how life evolved from water.Defining and explaining
(Definition of illustrate verb (EXPLAIN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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