Synonyms and Antonyms of illustrate
1 to show or make clear by using examples she illustrated her point with a story about her experiences as a field anthropologist Synonyms of illustrate demonstrate, exemplify, instance Words Related to illustrate adduce, cite, mention, quote; name, specify; analyze, break down; clarify, clear (up), explain, explicate, expound; edify, elucidate, enlighten; illuminate; construe, interpret; simplify, spell out; detail, enumerate, list Near Antonyms of illustrate becloud, blur, cloud, darken, fog, muddy, obscure; confuse, perplex, puzzle
2 to supplement with pictorial matter for the purpose of explanation or decoration lavishly illustrated the monograph on Caravaggio with color plates Synonyms of illustrate illuminate, pictorialize Words Related to illustrate image, picture, visualize
3 to make plain or understandable the recent devastating fire illustrates the need for improved safety codes Synonyms of illustrate clarify, clear (up), construe, demonstrate, demystify, elucidate, explicate, expound, get across, illuminate, explain, interpret, simplify, spell out, unriddleWords Related to illustrate decipher, decode; analyze, break down; disentangle, undo, unravel, unscramble, untangle; resolve, solve; define, specify; annotate, commentate, glossNear Antonyms of illustrate befog, cloud; confound, confuse, obfuscateAntonyms of illustrate obscure
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