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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But their relationship illuminates two bigger problems within our culture: oversharing and commodification.Welcome to Generation Overshare: Lena Dunham, Taylor Swift, and the Politics of Self-Disclosure|Marlow Stern|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The new ‘Openly Secular’ campaign illuminates prejudice against atheists.Loud, Proud, and Atheist: ‘Openly Secular’ Encourages Nonbelievers to Come Out of the Closet|Vlad Chituc|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We hope our film Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq illuminates the exceptional qualities of Tanny in dance and in life.The Tragic Downfall of Tanaquil Le Clercq, Ballet’s Greatest Muse|Nancy Buirski|February 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It irritates more than illuminates, partly because the characters and their motivations are all too familiar, almost typical.
But that limitation really illuminates the talents of these women.
That which illuminates our minds is now called by the theologians intellectus agens.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
It transmits our messages to and from our friends, and prepares the light that illuminates our streets and dwellings.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward
He illuminates the second (the reasonable man), who in his turn illuminates the third (the sense-man).Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3|Plotinos (Plotinus)
These fiery orbs are suns like that which illuminates ourselves.Astronomy for Amateurs|Camille Flammarion
The sun comes out and illuminates the coloured rose window above the church door, which is now opened, disclosing the interior.The Road to Damascus|August Strindberg