Illustrate Il*lus"trate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Illustrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Illustrating}.] [L. illustratus, p. p. of illustrare to illustrate, fr. illustris bright. See {Illustrious}.] 1. To make clear, bright, or luminous. [1913 Webster]

Here, when the moon illustrates all the sky. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

2. To set in a clear light; to exhibit distinctly or conspicuously. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

To prove him, and illustrate his high worth. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To make clear, intelligible, or apprehensible; to elucidate, explain, or exemplify, as by means of figures, comparisons, and examples. [1913 Webster]

4. To adorn with pictures, as a book or a subject; to elucidate with pictures, as a history or a romance. [1913 Webster]

5. To give renown or honor to; to make illustrious; to glorify. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Matter to me of glory, whom their hate Illustrates. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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