Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: illuminate

Definition: brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks


Sentences Containing 'illuminate'

The incandescent bulbs which illuminate our buildings consist of a fine, hairlike thread inclosed in a glass bulb from which the air has been removed.
With Mr. Cable along to see for you, and describe and explain and illuminate, a jog through that old quarter is a vivid pleasure.
For all his old age, and his one arm, and his blind eyes, he must die the death and be murdered, in order to light the gay bridals and other merry-makings of men, and also to illuminate the solemn churches that preach unconditional inoffensiveness by all to all.
No, but put a sky-light on top of his head to illuminate inwards.

More Vocab Words

::: marsupial - one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat
::: imperturbable - unshakably calm; placid
::: fabricate - build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
::: distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
::: regal - royal; of a monarch; Ex. regal manner
::: invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
::: rightful - legally correct; Ex. rightful owner
::: unilateral - one-sided; involving or affecting only one side; Ex. unilateral declaration
::: eloquence - expressiveness; persuasive speech; ADJ. eloquent: movingly expressive; expressing ideas well so that the hearers can be influeneced
::: desperado - reckless, desperate outlaw