verb (used with or without object), il·lu·mined, il·lu·min·ing.
Origin of illumine
Examples from the Web for illumine
Historical Examples of illumine
Again I am told the host managed to illumine his refusal with a smile.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
Rome, immense and dominated by a battle of clouds, seemed to illumine the sky.The Child of Pleasure
His disc was of a lurid red,—a colour appropriate to the spectacle it was to illumine.The Ocean Waifs
If this can illumine the obscurity, it will all be on the positive side of the inquiry.Moon Lore
The sun shone on Chepe; he only asked that it should illumine the page he read.Burlesques
William Makepeace Thackeray
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.