Il*lus"trate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Illustrated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Illustrating (?).] [L. illustratus, p.p. of illustrare to illustrate, fr. illustris bright. See Illustrious.]

1.

To make clear, bright, or luminous.

Here, when the moon illustrates all the sky. Chapman.

2.

To set in a clear light; to exhibit distinctly or conspicuously.

Shak.

To prove him, and illustrate his high worth. Milton.

3.

To make clear, intelligible, or apprehensible; to elucidate, explain, or exemplify, as by means of figures, comparisons, and examples.

4.

To adorn with pictures, as a book or a subject; to elucidate with pictures, as a history or a romance.

5.

To give renown or honor to; to make illustrious; to glorify.

[Obs.]

Matter to me of glory, whom their hate Illustrates. Milton.

 

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Il*lus"trate (?), a. [L. illustratus, p.p.]

Illustrated; distinguished; illustrious.

[Obs.]

This most gallant, illustrate, and learned gentleman. Shak.

 

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