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illustrate

US [ˈɪləˌstreɪt]
UK [ˈɪləstreɪt]
  • v.解释;加插图于;给(书等)做图表;表明…真实
  • Web说明;举例说明;阐明
Simple Present:illustrates  Present Participle:illustrating  Past Tense:illustrated  
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v.
1.
[usupass]
加插图于;给(书等)做图表to use pictures, photographs, diagrams, etc. in a book, etc.
an illustrated textbook
有插图的课本
His lecture was illustrated with photos taken during the expedition.
他在演讲中使用了探险时拍摄的照片。
2.
(用示例、图画等)说明,解释to make the meaning of sth clearer by using examples, pictures, etc.
To illustrate my point , let me tell you a little story.
为了说明我的观点,让我来给你们讲个小故事。
Last year's sales figures are illustrated in Figure 2.
图 2 显示了去年的销售数字。
Here's an example to illustrate what I mean.
这儿有个例子可以说明我的意思。
3.
~ sth.~ how, what, etc.….~ that…
表明…真实;显示…存在to show that sth is true or that a situation exists
The incident illustrates the need for better security measures.
这次事件说明了加强安全措施的必要。

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