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English definition of “illuminate”

illuminate

verb [T]     /ɪˈluːmɪneɪt/
LIGHT to shine lights on something: The paintings and sculptures are illuminated by spotlights .Emitting and casting light
EXPLAIN to explain something clearly or make it easier to understand Defining and explainingReasons and explanations
illumination     /ɪˌluːmɪˈneɪʃən/ noun [C, U] formal
(Definition of illuminate verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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