American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Illustrate

ILLUS’TRATE, v.t. [L. illustro; in and lustro, to illuminate. See Luster.]

1. To make clear, bright or luminous.

2. To brighten with honor; to make distinguished.

Matter to me of glory! whom their hate

Illustrates--

3. To brighten; to make glorious, or to display the glory of; as, to illustrate the perfections of God.

4. To explain or elucidate; to make clear, intelligible or obvious, what is dark or obscure; as, to illustrate a passage of Scripture by comments, or of a profane author by a gloss.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Illustrate," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed October 1, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L9B2D758NQNJQ1N.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Illustrate." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 1 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L9B2D758NQNJQ1N.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Illustrate' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 1 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L9B2D758NQNJQ1N.