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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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