Part of speech: verb

To explain by means of figures, examples, etc.

Part of speech: verb

To adorn with pictures, borders, etc.

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Usage examples "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", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  2. Some history to illustrate. - "Life Blood", 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", Joseph McCabe.