il·lu·mi·nate /ɪlˈuməˌnet/ 及物動詞
Il·lu·mi·nate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Illuminated p. pr. & vb. n. Illuminating ]
1. To make light; to throw light on; to supply with light, literally or figuratively; to brighten.
2. To light up; to decorate with artificial lights, as a building or city, in token of rejoicing or respect.
3. To adorn, as a book or page with borders, initial letters, or miniature pictures in colors and gold, as was done in manuscripts of the Middle Ages.
4. To make plain or clear; to dispel the obscurity to by knowledge or reason; to explain; to elucidate; as, to illuminate a text, a problem, or a duty.
Il·lu·mi·nate v. i. To light up in token or rejoicing.
Il·lu·mi·nate, n. One who is enlightened; esp., a pretender to extraordinary light and knowledge.
2. Adorned with pictorial or graphical designs, as a book or page with borders, initial letters, or miniature pictures in colors and gold, as was done in manuscripts of the Middle Ages; as, an illuminated manuscript.
Il·lu·mi·nate a. Enlightened.
v 1: make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a
bit" [syn: light, illume, illumine, light up]
2: make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could
you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who
is at fault" [syn: clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize,
crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten
out, sort out, enlighten, elucidate]
3: add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)