Synonyms of illustrate in English:


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1‘the etchings and photographs that illustrate the book are gruesome’

decorate, adorn, ornament, embellish, accompany
add drawings to, add pictures to, add sketches to, provide artwork for

2‘the complex interplay of such pressures can be illustrated through a brief example’

explain, elucidate, clarify, make clear, make plain, demonstrate, point up, show, bring home, emphasize, interpret
describe, sum up, summarize, gloss
informal get across, get over

3‘he possessed a quicksilver wit, as illustrated by his remark to Lucy’

exemplify, show, demonstrate, display, instance, encapsulate, represent
rare instantiate