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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 ?
He spoke of those places as a scholar removed from vanity, as a Seeker walking in humility, as an old man, wise and temperate, illumining knowledge with brilliant insight.
The wind continuing good, the doctor resolved to keep on during the night, the moon, still nearly at the full, illumining it with her radiance.
Hardly had Fouquet conducted the king towards the chateau, when a mass of fire burst from the dome of Vaux, with a prodigious uproar, pouring a flood of dazzling cataracts of rays on every side, and illumining the remotest corners of the gardens.
The moon was shining brightly, illumining the entrance, against which I saw silhouetted the dread figure of a Wieroo.
The man glanced at the parish-clerk, whose air of consciousness and importance plainly betokened him to be the person referred to, and, observing that he had taken his pipe from his lips, after a very long whiff to keep it alight, and was evidently about to tell his story without further solicitation, gathered his large coat about him, and shrinking further back was almost lost in the gloom of the spacious chimney-corner, except when the flame, struggling from under a great faggot, whose weight almost crushed it for the time, shot upward with a strong and sudden glare, and illumining his figure for a moment, seemed afterwards to cast it into deeper obscurity than before.