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illumine

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of illumine

  1. 1 to supply with light small table lamps illumine the inn's dining room in a most romantic way Synonyms bathe, beacon, emblaze, illume, illuminate, 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

  2. 2 to provide (someone) with moral or spiritual understanding readers of great literature are both entertained and illumined Synonyms edify, educate, illume, illuminate, enlighten, 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


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