illumine


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il·lu·mine

 (ĭ-lo͞o′mĭn)
tr.v. il·lu·mined, il·lu·min·ing, il·lu·mines
To give light to; illuminate.

[Middle English illuminen, from Old French illuminer, from Latin illūmināre, to illuminate; see illuminate.]

il·lu′min·a·ble adj.

illumine

(ɪˈluːmɪn)
vb
a literary word for illuminate
[C14: from Latin illūmināre to make light; see illuminate]
ilˈluminable adj

il•lu•mine

(ɪˈlu mɪn)

v.t., v.i. -mined, -min•ing.
to illuminate.

illumine


Past participle: illumined
Gerund: illumining

Imperative
illumine
illumine
Present
I illumine
you illumine
he/she/it illumines
we illumine
you illumine
they illumine
Preterite
I illumined
you illumined
he/she/it illumined
we illumined
you illumined
they illumined
Present Continuous
I am illumining
you are illumining
he/she/it is illumining
we are illumining
you are illumining
they are illumining
Present Perfect
I have illumined
you have illumined
he/she/it has illumined
we have illumined
you have illumined
they have illumined
Past Continuous
I was illumining
you were illumining
he/she/it was illumining
we were illumining
you were illumining
they were illumining
Past Perfect
I had illumined
you had illumined
he/she/it had illumined
we had illumined
you had illumined
they had illumined
Future
I will illumine
you will illumine
he/she/it will illumine
we will illumine
you will illumine
they will illumine
Future Perfect
I will have illumined
you will have illumined
he/she/it will have illumined
we will have illumined
you will have illumined
they will have illumined
Future Continuous
I will be illumining
you will be illumining
he/she/it will be illumining
we will be illumining
you will be illumining
they will be illumining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been illumining
you have been illumining
he/she/it has been illumining
we have been illumining
you have been illumining
they have been illumining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been illumining
you will have been illumining
he/she/it will have been illumining
we will have been illumining
you will have been illumining
they will have been illumining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been illumining
you had been illumining
he/she/it had been illumining
we had been illumining
you had been illumining
they had been illumining
Conditional
I would illumine
you would illumine
he/she/it would illumine
we would illumine
you would illumine
they would illumine
Past Conditional
I would have illumined
you would have illumined
he/she/it would have illumined
we would have illumined
you would have illumined
they would have illumined
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.illumine - make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a bit"
lighten up, lighten - become lighter; "The room lightened up"
floodlight - illuminate with floodlights
spotlight - illuminate with a spotlight, as in the theater

illumine

verb
1. To provide, cover, or fill with light:
2. To enable (one) to understand, especially in a spiritual sense:
Translations

illumine

vt (liter fig)erhellen
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Her clear gray eyes were strikingly expressive; they were both gentle and intelligent, and Newman liked them immensely; but they had not those depths of splendor--those many-colored rays--which illumine the brows of famous beauties.
Their office is to illumine and enkindle -- My duty, to be saved by their bright light, And purified in their electric fire, And sanctified in their elysian fire.
But fate decreed that a few glimmers of sunshine were to illumine his life, for the little fellow was adopted by John Allan, a wealthy merchant of Richmond, Va.
Four men accompanied me from the chamber, and with a radium hand-light to illumine the way, escorted me through seemingly interminable tunnels, down, ever down beneath the city of Helium.
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To-day, however, we are going to defend him before the jury, and we are going to bring to the witness stand a light that will illumine the whole mystery of the Glandier.
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