Tesauro Inglês

Sinônimos de illuminate

(verbo) 
Definition
to light up
No streetlights illuminate the street.
Sinônimos
light up
Sue's face lit up with surprise.
,
light
The giant moon lit the road brightly.
,
brighten
Her tearful eyes brightened with interest.
, ,
illumine (literary)
Opostos
, , , ,
black out
, ,
(verbo) 
Definition
to make easily understood
The instructors use games to illuminate the subject.
Sinônimos
explain
He explained the process to us in simple terms.
,
interpret
The judge has to interpret the law as it's being passed.
,
make clear
,
clarify
A bank spokesman was unable to clarify the situation.
,
clear up
,
enlighten
Their aim is to enlighten the public about the situation.
,
shed light on
,
elucidate
He refused to elucidate the reasons for his decision.
,
explicate (formal)
scholars who seek to explicate religious texts
,
give insight into
Opostos
(verbo) 
Definition
to decorate with lights
medieval illuminated manuscripts
Sinônimos
decorate
He decorated the box with glitter and ribbons.
,
illustrate
He has illustrated the book with black-and-white photographs.
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adorn
Several oil paintings adorn the walls.
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ornament
The Egyptians ornamented their mirrors with carved handles of ivory, gold, or wood.

Sinônimos adicionais

in the sense of adorn
Definition
to decorate
Several oil paintings adorn the walls.
in the sense of brighten
Definition
to make or become bright or brighter
Her tearful eyes brightened with interest.
Sinônimos
light up,
clear up,
in the sense of clarify
Definition
to make or become clear or easy to understand
A bank spokesman was unable to clarify the situation.
Sinônimos
clear up,
make plain,
explicate (formal),
clear the air about,
throw or shed light on

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