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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 understandDefining and explainingReasons and explanations
illumination
 
 
/ɪˌluːmɪˈneɪʃən/ noun [C, U] formal
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…
(Definition of illuminate from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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