verb (used with object), il·lu·mi·nat·ed, il·lu·mi·nat·ing.
verb (used without object), il·lu·mi·nat·ed, il·lu·mi·nat·ing.
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It is illuminating to see Glenn in the America of 1968, a very different place from the one that made him famous, campaigning for Bobby Kennedy on a civil rights platform.
Historically minded visitors to Rome as well as Roman-history enthusiasts will appreciate the erudition and context with which he illuminates one of the great stories — and personalities — of the ancient world.
Miard and Lacomme switched on their red-light head lamps to illuminate the treetops.On a cool night in Malaysia, scientists track mysterious colugos across the treetops|Yao-Hua Law|November 20, 2020|Science News
On select weekdays, a different fashion or entertainment personality will push the button that illuminates the facade, the retail version of ringing the bell on the New York Stock Exchange.NYC for the holidays: The city’s classic traditions have been tweaked for the times|Andrea Sachs|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
“A Burning,” by Megha MajumdarA riveting debut that illuminates three intertwined lives in contemporary India, including a woman whose offhand social media post prompts the government to pin a terrorist attack on her.
When my oldest child was a toddler, I treated illuminated screens like plutonium.Yes, Your Toddler Can Watch TV: The New Rules for Screen Time|Russell Saunders|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They shared their struggles and triumphs, and illuminated the frontlines of the fight for equality.A Quorum For Change: The Fight For Global LGBT Equality|Justin Jones|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The library in Williamsburg itself is illuminated with antique filament bulbs and everything inside is of the past or a nod to it.
A moment ago the drawing-room had seemed empty; Mrs. Luke, in her sole person, filled and illuminated it.
And, as the documentary illuminated, she worked, worked, worked—even if it meant going to the back-of-beyond venues.
In the evening, St. Peter's and its accessories were illuminated—by far the most brilliant spectacle I ever saw.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Liszt was seated at another grand facing me, and the room was dimly illuminated by one or two lamps.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
In the evening the little theatre is illuminated regardless of expense, a fabulous sum being expended on extra lamps.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
The light of education and culture has shone full on every face and illuminated it into all that it might be.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
He knew his cousin, and he had the sensation that an illuminated scroll of fate dangled before his eyes.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton