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Spanish translation of “illustrate”

illustrate

verb /ˈiləstreit/
to provide (a book, lecture etc ) with pictures, diagrams etc
ilustrar
The artist was commissioned to illustrate a children’s story.
to make (a statement etc ) clearer by providing examples etc
ilustrar
Let me illustrate my point This diagram will illustrate what I mean.
illustrated adjective having pictures etc
ilustrado
an illustrated catalogue.
illustration noun a picture
ilustración
coloured illustrations.
an example
ilustración, ejemplo
This case provides a clear illustration of what I mean.
the act of illustrating
ilustración
For the purposes of illustration, consider the following situation.
illustrative /-strətiv, (American) iˈlastrətiv/ adjective
ilustrativo
the illustrative material in a book.
illustrator noun a person who draws pictures etc for books etc.
ilustrador
He works as an illustrator of children’s books.
(Definition of illustrate from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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