What does the word illustrate mean?

    Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • To explain by means of figures, examples, etc.

  • Part of speech: verb intransitive

  • To adorn with pictures, borders, etc.

Usage examples for illustrate

  1. Marsham, on his side, recalled with discomfort various small incidents in the House of Commons which might have seemed- to an enemy- to illustrate or confirm such an explanation of the state of things. – The Testing of Diana Mallory by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  2. Some history to illustrate. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover
  3. Admirably as they illustrate the evolution of the bird from the reptile, they seem to represent a relatively poor development and spread of one of the most advanced organisms of the time. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe