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English verb: illustrate

1. illustrate (communication) clarify by giving an example of

Synonymsexemplify, instance

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)dilate, elaborate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, lucubrate

2. illustrate (creation) depict with an illustration

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)depict, picture, render, show

Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

3. illustrate (creation) supply with illustrations

SamplesIllustrate a book with drawings.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adorn, beautify, decorate, embellish, grace, ornament

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