Definition Of illuminate
decorate (a page or initial letter in a manuscript) with gold, silver, or colored designs.
Large illuminated letters became popular with the advent of hand-written manuscripts and official documents.
help to clarify or explain (a subject or matter).
a most illuminating discussion
a flash of lightning illuminated the house
Example Of illuminate
A flash of light briefly illuminated the hallway, pouring through the broken window and burning their eyes.
A golden light was shining down illuminating Isabelle's face.
A great flash of lightning illuminated the world outside, showing the trees dark against the night sky.
A green fluorescent light illuminates a wall work that quotes the iconic graphic equaliser readout in homage to Donald Judd.
All movement was eradicated as a brilliant flash of blue-orange light illuminated their horrified faces.