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

 il·lu·mi·nate /-ˌnet/
 (vt.)照明,闡明,說明,使燦爛,用燈裝飾(vi.)照亮

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 il·lu·mi·nate /ɪlˈuməˌnet/ 及物動詞
 照亮,照明,闡明,啟發

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary

 illuminate
 照明

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Il·lu·mi·nate v. i. To light up in token or rejoicing.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Il·lu·mi·nate a.  Enlightened.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 illuminate
      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)