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illustrate

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈɪləstreɪt/
GIVE EXAMPLE to give more information or examples to explain or prove something: to illustrate a point/problem [+ question word] This new discovery illustrates how little we know about early human history.Defining and explaining
DRAW PICTURE B2 to draw pictures for a book, magazine, etc: an illustrated children's bookPainting, drawing and printing
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