Translation of illuminate in Spanish:

illuminate

Pronunciation: /ɪˈluːməneɪt; ɪˈluːmɪneɪt/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 [room/street/roadsign] iluminar
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    • 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/Arte] [manuscript] iluminar, miniar illuminated initial letra (feminine) historiada or miniada
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    • 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 3.2 [person] (about a subject) explicarle* a
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    • 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.

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