Illustrate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɪləstreɪt|  American pronunciation of the word illustrate
Brit.  |ˈɪləstreɪt|  British pronunciation of the word illustrate


- clarify by giving an example of (syn: exemplify, instance)
- depict with an illustration
- supply with illustrations

illustrate a book with drawings


He illustrated his lecture with stories of his own experiences in the field.

Please give a few examples to illustrate your point.

The results illustrate how important it is to wear your seatbelt.

The students will write and illustrate their own stories.

Let me give an example to illustrate the point.

She illustrated her discussion with diagrams.

This dispute illustrates that the regime is deeply divided.

The following examples illustrate how this operates in practice.

This illustrates a fundamental weakness in the system.

Over a hundred diagrams, tables and pictures illustrate the book.

Each verb in this dictionary is illustrated with a sentence.

She showed us several graphs to illustrate the point she was making.

Macmillan commissioned her to illustrate a book by Spike Milligan.

The foregoing examples illustrate this point.

If I could just take one example to illustrate this.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: illustrate
he/she/it: illustrates
present participle: illustrating
past tense: illustrated
past participle: illustrated
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