Etymology
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illumine (v.)

late 14c., "to enlighten spiritually;" mid-15c., "to light up, shine light on," from Old French illuminer (13c.), from Latin illuminare "make bright, light up" (see illumination). Related: illumined.

updated on October 11, 2015

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Definitions of illumine from WordNet

illumine (v.)
make lighter or brighter;
Synonyms: light / illume / light up / illuminate
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