illustrate illustrate  /ˈɪ lə ˌstreɪt/


  1. (v) clarify by giving an example of
  2. (v) depict with an illustration
  3. (v) supply with illustrations


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  1. Pictures of the Heaven's Gate mansion released by the San Diego sheriff's department illustrate the uniformity that defined the cult.
  2. PBS online special about the 20th century's greatest physicist, with games to illustrate his theories.
  3. Yet as our first two choices illustrate, the art of making two or more technologies work together often requires a new invention--even if it is just a complex line of computer code.


  1. How The Courts Changed The Direction Of Music

    Talk about unintended consequences, sometimes a butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil really does have an affect on the weather in Brooklyn. The Chaos Theory analogy may be a bit dramatic but it does illustrate how an action with one intention can greatly affect another action that?s seemingly unconnected. Take for instance the fact that over the years there?s been a number of court rulings ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Mother, son, write and illustrate children's book

    CLIFTON PARK — A family story of a young girl and her pet duck has been turned into a children’s book by a local family and illustrated by their 10-year-old son.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Community News

  3. COLUMN: Tainted wells a community problem

    New York Times columnist David Brooks recently wrote about a shift in how Americans value community. To illustrate his concerns, he examines studies of word usage taken from a Google searchable database of 5.2 million books published between 1500 and 2008.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Delaware Coast Press

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