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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 of illumine bathe, beacon, emblaze, illume, illuminate, irradiate, light, lightenWords Related to illumine 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 of illumine dim, dull, obscure; cover, shroud, veil; douse (also dowse), extinguish, put out, quench, snuff (out)Antonyms of illumine blacken, darken, obfuscate

  2. 2 to provide (someone) with moral or spiritual understanding readers of great literature are both entertained and illumined Synonyms of illumine edify, educate, illume, illuminate, enlighten, inspire, nurtureWords Related to illumine elevate, ennoble, enrich, ensoul, lift, uplift; better, improve, regenerate, renew, transform; exalt, glorify, transfigureNear Antonyms of illumine confuse, perplex, puzzle; becloud, cloud, darken, obscure


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