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illuminate

US [ɪˈlumɪˌneɪt]
UK [ɪˈluːmɪneɪt]
  • v.照亮;照明;阐明;解释
  • Web说明;启发;照耀
Simple Present:illuminates  Present Participle:illuminating  Past Tense:illuminated  
illuminate
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v.
1.
~ sth
照明;照亮;照射to shine light on sth
Floodlights illuminated the stadium.
泛光灯照亮了体育场。
The earth is illuminated by the sun.
太阳照亮地球。
2.
~ sth
阐明;解释to make sth clearer or easier to understand
This text illuminates the philosopher's early thinking.
这篇文章解释了这位哲学家的早期思想。
3.
~ sth
用彩灯装饰to decorate a street, building, etc. with bright lights for a special occasion
4.
~ sth
使容光焕发to make a person's face, etc. seem bright and excited
Her smile illuminated her entire being.
微笑使她整个人神采奕奕。

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