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illustrate

il·lus·trate

illustrate

 
 
pronunciation:
I l streIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: illustrated, illustrates, illustrating
definition: to provide pictures to go along with written material.
He illustrated the children's book with pictures of dinosaurs.
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similar words:
draw, represent
derivation: illustrated (adj.)
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Illustrate comes from a Latin word that means "light up." The words "luster" and "lustrous" come from related Latin words.
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  • illustrated:
    having pictures.
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