illustrate


illustrate
01. The fact that marijuana is now used in some medicines [illustrates] how stupid our current drug laws are.
02. The [illustrations] in some children's story books are beautiful works of art.
03. She studied art for 4 years, and now works as an [illustrator] for children's books and magazines.
04. The near accident at the crosswalk just [illustrates] how important it is to install a traffic light at that intersection.
05. She [illustrated] her point in the debate with a number of personal anecdotes.
06. The [illustrations] in this magazine are incredible.
07. Marsha Norman once said that dreams are [illustrations] from the book your soul is writing about you.
08. The rising crime rate [illustrates] this country's need for a better way of dealing with young offenders.
09. She used graphs and [illustrations] in her presentation to make her points more easily understood.
10. Today's near accident clearly [illustrates] the danger of that particular intersection.
11. The drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, "Vitruvian Man" was originally an [illustration] for a book.
12. The potential for religion to contribute to conflict has been dramatically [illustrated] in Northern Ireland.
13. Beatrice Potter wrote and [illustrated] many of her famous children's stories in her stone cottage at Hill Top.
14. Sophie did a nice [illustration] of a girl's face in colored pencils for her art class.
15. The professor wrote a number of sentences on the board [illustrating] the similarities in grammar between the two languages.
16. She has a new job [illustrating] the newsletter and calendar for our local recreation center.
17. A proper essay [illustrates] its ideas clearly and effectively.
18. A man named Jeff Adams went all the way up the 1,776 stairs to the top of the CN Tower in his wheelchair to [illustrate] the barriers facing people with disabilities.

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  • Illustrate — 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. [1913 Webster] Here, when the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Illustrate — Il*lus trate, a. [L. illustratus, p. p.] Illustrated; distinguished; illustrious. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] This most gallant, illustrate, and learned gentleman. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • illustrate — [v1] demonstrate, exemplify allegorize, bring home*, clarify, clear, clear up, delineate, depict, disclose, draw a picture*, elucidate, emblematize, embody, emphasize, epitomize, evidence, evince, exhibit, explain, expose, expound, get across*,… …   New thesaurus

  • illustrate — I verb cite, clarify, define, demonstrate, display, elucidate, enlighten, exemplify, exhibit, explain, expound, furnish an example, give an instance, illuminate, inlustrare, instance, interpret, make evident, make plain, make vivid, manifest,… …   Law dictionary

  • illustrate — (v.) 1520s, light up, shed light on; 1610s, educate by means of examples, back formation from illustration, and in some cases from L. illustratus, pp. of illustrare (see ILLUSTRATION (Cf. illustration)). Sense of provide pictures to explain or… …   Etymology dictionary

  • illustrate — 1 enlighten, illuminate, illumine, light, lighten Analogous words: *adorn, embellish: expose, exhibit, display, *show: *reveal, disclose, discover Antonyms: dim 2 *exemplify Analogous words: elucidate, interpret …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • illustrate — ► VERB 1) provide (a book or periodical) with pictures. 2) make clear by using examples, charts, etc. 3) serve as an example of. DERIVATIVES illustrator noun. ORIGIN Latin illustrare light up …   English terms dictionary

  • illustrate — [il′ə strāt΄; ] also [ i lus′trāt΄] vt. illustrated, illustrating [< L illustratus, pp. of illustrare, to light up, illuminate < in , in + lustrare, to illuminate < lustrum: see LUSTRUM] 1. a) to make clear; explain b) to make clear or… …   English World dictionary

  • illustrate — verb 1 put pictures in sth ADVERB ▪ copiously (esp. AmE), generously, heavily, lavishly, profusely (esp. AmE), richly ▪ fully ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • illustrate — il|lus|trate W2 [ˈıləstreıt] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of illustrare, from lustrare to make pure or bright ] 1.) to make the meaning of something clearer by giving examples ▪ Let me give an example to illustrate… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • illustrate */*/*/ — UK [ˈɪləstreɪt] / US [ˈɪləˌstreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms illustrate : present tense I/you/we/they illustrate he/she/it illustrates present participle illustrating past tense illustrated past participle illustrated 1) a) to show what… …   English dictionary