illuminate

illuminate
il•lu•mi•nate
[[t]ɪˈlu məˌneɪt[/t]] v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing
1) to supply or brighten with light; light up
2) to make lucid; clarify
3) to decorate with lights
4) to enlighten
5) to make resplendent:
A smile illuminated her face[/ex]
6) to decorate (a manuscript or book) with colors and gold or silver
7) to display lights, as in celebration
8) to become illuminated
Etymology: 1400–50; late ME < L illūminātus, ptp. of illūmināre=il- il-+lūmināre, v. der. of men light il•lu′mi•nat`ing•ly, adv.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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