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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
References in classic literature ?
But as he read it, a death- like pallor stole over his face, and an expression of deep-seated wrath, illumined by the many-colored fire which gleamed so brightly, soaringly around the scene, produced a terrible spectacle, which every one would have shuddered at, could they only have read into his heart, now torn by the most stormy and most bitter passions.
A plaything let woman be, pure and fine like the precious stone, illumined with the virtues of a world not yet come.
The nights are either brilliantly illumined or very dark, for if neither of the two moons of Mars happen to be in the sky almost total darkness results, since the lack of atmosphere, or, rather, the very thin atmosphere, fails to diffuse the starlight to any great extent; on the other hand, if both of the moons are in the heavens at night the surface of the ground is brightly illuminated.
He could not conceive that a stupid chance, letting the seven be dealt to the right rather than to the left, might deprive him of all this happiness, newly appreciated and newly illumined, and plunge him into the depths of unknown and undefined misery.
Her beauty was illumined by the awakened soul within, as some rosy lamp might shine through a flawless vase of alabaster.
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
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.
The very anticipations of delight to be enjoyed in his forthcoming visits -- the bright, pure gleam of heavenly happiness it diffused over the almost deadly warfare in which he had voluntarily engaged, illumined his whole countenance with a look of ineffable joy and calmness, as, immediately after Villefort's departure, his thoughts flew back to the cheering prospect before him, of tasting, at least, a brief respite from the fierce and stormy passions of his mind.
Miss Henley raised her tearful eyes from the floor to his wan features, that now appeared illumined with more than human fires, and her pale lips quivered, but her voice was inaudible.
Closed in by night with broad screens, and illumined only in that part, the light of the drawing-room seems gradually contracting and dwindling until it shall be no more.
Lake Thracymene, illumined by the evening sun, lay like flaming gold between the dark-blue mountain-ridges; here, where Hannibal defeated Flaminius, the rivers now held each other in their green embraces; lovely, half-naked children tended a herd of black swine, beneath a group of fragrant laurel-trees, hard by the road-side.
Such was the sympathy of Nature -- that wild, heathen Nature of the forest, never subjugated by human law, nor illumined by higher truth -- with the bliss of these two spirits