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illuminate
American English: /ɪˈluməˌneɪt/
British English: /ɪˈl(j)uːmɪneɪt/

Translation of illuminate in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1
    (room/street/roadsign)
    iluminar
    Example sentences
    • That day, it was the interior's turn to be brilliantly illuminated - by fluorescent lights carried up to the rafters by remote-controlled helium balloons.
    • A great flash of lightning illuminated the world outside, showing the trees dark against the night sky.
    • The next town was Boyes, just 29 km down the road and as we rode towards it we saw flashes of lightning illuminate the horizon.
  • 2 (Art)
    (manuscript)
    iluminar
    miniar
    illuminated initial
    letra (feminine) historiada or miniada
    Example sentences
    • Large illuminated letters became popular with the advent of hand-written manuscripts and official documents.
    • Thus, the museum began to acquire European sculpture and old master drawings and purchased an important collection of medieval and renaissance illuminated manuscripts.
    • He is a fine late Romanesque painter open to more modern influences, particularly those emanating from Byzantium, perhaps via Franciscan illuminated manuscripts.
  • 3 3.1
    (problem/difficulties/issue)
    esclarecer
    dilucidar
    Example sentences
    • Their results were paradoxical and their discussion illuminating.
    • There is even the promise of positive theory, exemplified in a brief but illuminating discussion of Likert's notions of effective hierarchies.
    • Of this central Lockean teaching and Zuckert's meticulous and illuminating discussions of it, we hear not one word from Prof. Mitchell.
    3.2 (person) (about a subject)
    explicarle a
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