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illustrating

verb
present participle of illustrate

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1 to show or make clear by using examples
  • she illustrated her point with a story about her experiences as a field anthropologist

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2 to supplement with pictorial matter for the purpose of explanation or decoration
  • lavishly illustrated the monograph on Caravaggio with color plates

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3 to make plain or understandable
  • the recent devastating fire illustrates the need for improved safety codes

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“Illustrating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/illustrating. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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