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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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But Pip loved life, and all life's peaceable securities; so that the panic-striking business in which he had somehow unaccountably become entrapped, had most sadly blurred his brightness; though, as ere long will be seen, what was thus temporarily subdued in him, in the end was destined to be luridly illumined by strange wild fires, that fictitiously showed him off to ten times the natural lustre with which in his native Tolland County in Connecticut, he had once enlivened many a fiddler's frolic on the green; and at melodious even-tide, with his gay ha-ha
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Innumerable fires, which, amid that trackless waste of snow, burned pale and scarcely sent out any gleams, illumined here and there by sudden flashes forms and faces that were barely human.
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When he chose to take a walk it was with a regular step in the entrance hall with its mosaic flooring, or in the circular gallery with its dome supported by twenty red porphyry Ionic columns, and illumined by blue painted windows.
As a skillful general, seeing the enemy ready to surrender, marches toward him with a cry of victory, she rose, beautiful as an antique priestess, inspired like a Christian virgin, her arms extended, her throat uncovered, her hair disheveled, holding with one hand her robe modestly drawn over her breast, her look illumined by that fire which had already created such disorder in the veins of the young Puritan, and went toward him, crying out with a vehement air, and in her melodious voice, to which on this occasion she communicated a terrible energy:
The prisoner followed his guide, who led him into a room almost under ground, whose bare and reeking walls seemed as though impregnated with tears; a lamp placed on a stool illumined the apartment faintly, and showed Dantes the features of his conductor, an under-jailer, ill-clothed, and of sullen appearance.
The new moon illumined part of the sky and a mist hovered like a veil over the sinuosities of the river.
Here no wind beats roughly, and neither rain nor snow can fall; but it abides in everlasting sunshine and in a great peacefulness of light, wherein the blessed gods are illumined for ever and ever.