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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 il·lus·trate /ˈɪləsˌtret ||ɪˈlʌs-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Il·lus·trate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Illustrated p. pr. & vb. n. Illustrating ]
 1. To make clear, bright, or luminous.
    Here, when the moon illustrates all the sky.   --Chapman.
 2. To set in a clear light; to exhibit distinctly or conspicuously.
    To prove him, and illustrate his high worth.   --Milton.
 3. To make clear, intelligible, or apprehensible; to elucidate, explain, or exemplify, as by means of figures, comparisons, and examples.
 4. To adorn with pictures, as a book or a subject; to elucidate with pictures, as a history or a romance.
 5. To give renown or honor to; to make illustrious; to glorify. [Obs.]
 Matter to me of glory, whom their hate
 Illustrates.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Il·lus·trate a.  Illustrated; distinguished; illustrious. [Obs.]
    This most gallant, illustrate, and learned gentleman.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: clarify by giving an example of [syn: exemplify, instance]
      2: depict with an illustration
      3: e.g., illustrate a book with drawings