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Meaning of illustrate

il•lus•trate

Pronunciation: (il'u-strāt", i-lus'trāt), [key]
— v., -trat•ed, -trat•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to furnish (a book, magazine, etc.) with drawings, pictures, or other artwork intended for explanation, elucidation, or adornment.
  2. to make clear or intelligible, as by examples or analogies; exemplify.
  3. to enlighten.
—v.i.
  1. to clarify one's words, writings, etc., with examples: To prevent misunderstandings, let me illustrate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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