verb (used with or without object), il·lu·mined, il·lu·min·ing.
Origin of illumine
Examples from the Web for illumine
Their first move was to illumine the scene with a huge bonfire.Raftmates|Kirk Munroe
The fire, though warm and glowing still, has burned to a dull red, and no bright flames flash up to illumine the gloom.Faith and Unfaith|Duchess
What, then, did that book mean when it spoke of transcendent loves which illumine one's existence?A Love Episode|Emile Zola
I had the light that I was looking for, although it did not illumine my problem, but was what I had supposed it would be.The Clammer and the Submarine|William John Hopkins
A faint light shone out; so feebly as to illumine little more than the stairs at our feet.A Gentleman of France|Stanley Weyman
Word Origin for illumine
late 14c., "to enlighten spiritually;" mid-15c., "to light up, shine light on," from Old French illuminer, from Latin illuminare (see illumination). Related: illumined.