Synonyms for illustrate

Synonyms for (verb) illustrate

Synonyms: instance, illustrate, exemplify

Definition: clarify by giving an example of

Similar words: lucubrate, dilate, elaborate, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, enlarge, flesh out

Definition: add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

Usage: She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation

Synonyms: illustrate

Definition: supply with illustrations

Usage: illustrate a book with drawings

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

Synonyms: illustrate

Definition: depict with an illustration

Similar words: render, picture, show, depict

Definition: show in, or as in, a picture

Usage: This scene depicts country life; the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting

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