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illume

verb

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  1. 1 to provide (someone) with moral or spiritual understanding a favorite line of an Eastern Church hymn reads, “through fast-closed doors Thou camest Thy Disciples to illume Synonyms edify, educate, enlighten, illuminate, illumine, inspire, nurtureRelated Words elevate, ennoble, enrich, ensoul, lift, uplift; better, improve, regenerate, renew, transform; exalt, glorify, transfigureNear Antonyms confuse, perplex, puzzle; becloud, cloud, darken, obscure

  2. 2 to supply with light during the vigil service the church's Gothic interior was illumed by the light of hundreds of tapers Synonyms bathe, beacon, emblaze, illuminate, illumine, irradiate, light, lightenRelated Words brighten; beam, beat (down), radiate, shine; enhalo, halo; floodlight; highlight, spotlight; blaze, burn, fire, flame, glare, glow, ignite, incinerate, kindle; bedazzle, blind, daze, dazzle; gleam, glisten, glitterNear Antonyms dim, dull, obscure; cover, shroud, veil; douse (also dowse), extinguish, put out, quench, snuff (out)Antonyms blacken, darken, obfuscate


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