1. to furnish (a book, magazine, etc.) with drawings, pictures, or other artwork intended for explanation, elucidation, or adornment.
2. to make clear or intelligible, as by examples or analogies; exemplify.
3. Archaic. to enlighten. verb (used without object), illustrated, illustrating.
4. to clarify one's words, writings, etc., with examples: To prevent misunderstandings, let me illustrate.
"substitutions can be illustrating."
"manies can be illustrating."
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