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illuminating

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

providing useful information or knowledge
  • the show is an illuminating tutorial on ways to prepare popular dishes using wholesome ingredients

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illuminating

verb
present participle of illuminate

Synonyms & Antonyms of illuminating (Entry 2 of 2)

2 to make plain or understandable
  • the museum's exhibit on the refraction of light really illuminated the subject for us

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3 to supplement with pictorial matter for the purpose of explanation or decoration
  • no one knows for sure the identity of the artist who illuminated that medieval manuscript so beautifully

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4 to indicate the importance of by centering attention on
  • the results of the statewide testing illuminated the need to place more focus on instruction in math and science

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5 to provide (someone) with moral or spiritual understanding
  • how man is illuminated by a higher spirit

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The first known use of illuminating was in 1644

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“Illuminating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/illuminating. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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