verb (used with or without object), il·lu·mined, il·lu·min·ing.
Origin of illumine
Examples from the Web for illumines
Historical Examples of illumines
And it is our conscience that illumines the romantic side of our life.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
His light at once revivifies a blade of grass and illumines a world.Olive
Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
That flame is the flame which illumines, in the night of exile, the paper on which I now write.Napoleon the Little
It illumines the mind, raises the imagination, and warms the heart.Education and the Higher Life
J. L. Spalding
Then the picture had suggested only the glory and honor which illumines the page of history.The Crisis, Complete
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.