to be an example ofThe example of the United States illustrates this point.
to clarify or explain by use of examples or comparisonsShe illustrates her analysis with extracts from interviews and discussions.
He explained the process to us in simple terms.
We asked her to describe what she had seen.
The judge has to interpret the law as it's being passed.
A bank spokesman was unable to clarify the situation.
bring home, ,
He refused to elucidate the reasons for his decision.
to provide (a book or text) with picturesHe has illustrated the book with black-and-white photographs.
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in the sense of clarify
to make or become clear or easy to understandA bank spokesman was unable to clarify the situation.
in the sense of describe
to give an account of (something or someone) in wordsWe asked her to describe what she had seen.
in the sense of elucidate
to make (something obscure or difficult) clearHe refused to elucidate the reasons for his decision.
Video: pronunciation of 'illustrate'
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