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Synonyms for illuminateɪˈlu məˌneɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. light, illume, illumine, light up, illuminate(verb)

    make lighter or brighter

    Synonyms:
    brighten, fire up, enlighten, get down, crystalize, clear up, ignite, shed light on, illumine, illuminate, dismount, perch, sort out, clear, get off, elucidate, alight, crystallise, light up, straighten out, fall, light, crystallize, unhorse, crystalise, illume

  2. clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate(verb)

    make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear

    Synonyms:
    discharge, earn, take in, classify, elucidate, illumine, unsnarl, pull in, wrap up, enlighten, sack, authorize, assoil, irradiate, shed light on, finish up, crystalise, see the light, illuminate, light up, light, crystalize, make, polish off, crystallise, sort, tidy, gain, illume, mop up, clarify, correct, realise, finish off, edify, solve, exculpate, assort, unclutter, class, put right, pass, neaten, square away, effloresce, clean up, discipline, acquit, brighten, reform, authorise, separate, crystallize, clear up, bring in, exonerate, straighten out, sack up, top, clear, sort out, tidy up, realize, iron out, disentangle, get through, straighten, net

  3. illuminate(verb)

    add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)

    Synonyms:
    crystallise, clear up, shed light on, sort out, crystalise, light up, crystalize, enlighten, illumine, light, straighten out, elucidate, crystallize, illume, clear

Wiktionary

  1. illuminate(noun)

    Synonyms:
    illumine

  2. illuminate(verb)

    to shine light on something

    Synonyms:
    illumine

  3. illuminate(verb)

    to decorate something with lights

    Synonyms:
    illumine

  4. illuminate(verb)

    to clarify or make something understandable

    Synonyms:
    illumine

  5. illuminate(verb)

    to decorate the page of a manuscript book with ornamental designs

    Synonyms:
    illumine

  6. illuminate(verb)

    To make spectacular

    Synonyms:
    illumine

  7. illuminate(verb)

    to glow

    Synonyms:
    illumine

  8. illuminate(verb)

    to be exposed to light

    Synonyms:
    illumine

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. illuminate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    enlighten, illumine, illume, supply with light

  2. illuminate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    adorn with lights (as a building), light up

  3. illuminate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    adorn with colored letters

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

enlighten, inform, brighten


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