Synonyms for illuminate

Synonyms for (verb) illuminate

Synonyms: light, light up, illume, illuminate, illumine

Definition: make lighter or brighter

Usage: This lamp lightens the room a bit

Similar words: lighten, lighten up

Definition: become lighter

Usage: The room lightened up

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

Definition: make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear

Usage: Could you clarify these remarks?; Clear up the question of who is at fault

Similar words: clarify, clear up, elucidate

Definition: make clear and (more) comprehensible

Usage: clarify the mystery surrounding her death

Synonyms: illuminate

Definition: add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)

Similar words: embellish, decorate, beautify, adorn, grace, ornament

Definition: make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.

Usage: Decorate the room for the party; beautify yourself for the special day

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