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illustrate

Pronunciation: /ˈɪləstreɪt/

Translation of illustrate in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 [book/story/magazine] ilustrar
    Example sentences
    • To illustrate the Book of Ruth, Merian chose to represent Boaz and Ruth at the threshing floor.
    • Photographic picture books, illustrating New York and other subjects, proliferated; a number of these featured the work of the new documentary photographers.
    • John Hodgkiss edited the diverse selection of reportage and portrait photographs illustrating the book.
    1.2
    (illustrated past participle of/participio pasado de)
    [book/edition] ilustrado; [lecture] ilustrado con diapositivas ( or proyecciones etc) lavishly illustrated profusamente ilustrado
    Example sentences
    • When Touch of Evil was first announced, a documentary explaining and illustrating the changes that resulted from Welles' memo was to have been included with the DVD.
    • One or two things seem to me underplayed (the great baroque invention of the Duet, for example), but thought has gone into explaining and illustrating most genres.
    • So let's look at another example as we explain and illustrate the general method.
  • 2 2.1 (explain by examples) ilustrar this example illustrates how serious the problem is este ejemplo ilustra la gravedad del problema 2.2 (show) poner* de manifiesto, demostrar*
    Example sentences
    • One example will serve to illustrate how comprehensive and penetrating his discernment is.
    • Three examples can serve to illustrate how a choice of ruler was made and the thinking behind the resources made available to him.
    • Clearly, this is a grossly simplified example but it serves to illustrate how such a solution is very open to sabotage.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

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