illumine illumine


  • (v) make lighter or brighter



  1. Horses, wines and mansions all illumine the Rothschild tapestry, but the golden thread that holds it together is the family's fierce spirit of continuity.
  2. Though the first show did little to illumine or interpret the news, it managed to move quickly and interestingly from event to event.
  3. In some, a match struck in the halls will illumine the foul air as if it were a fog.



  1. As Murrow/Strathairn warns at a 1958 industry awards dinner, television "can teach, it can illumine; yes, and it can even inspire. Otherwise it is merely lights and wires in a box."
    on Oct 20, 2005 By: Edward R Murrow Source: The Jewish Journal of greater L.A

  2. DiNardo concluded his message for those gathered that the Holy Spirit's responsibility is to "illumine, purify and constantly remind all those of Christian Faith that the Word must take root in hearts," the appropriate response for those...
    on Oct 5, 2009 By: Daniel N DiNardo Source: Lifesite

  3. President Zardari said, "Let us therefore bow our heads in reverence to allow the clear light of his teachings illumine our path and transform our lives."
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Asif Ali Zardari Source: The News International

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