illustrate

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Illustrate is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˈɪl.jʊˌstreɪt/ or /ɪˈlʌsˌtreɪt/
  • (US) IPA (key): /ˈɪl.əˌstreɪt/ or /ɪˈlʌsˌtreɪt/
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Verb[change]

Plain form
illustrate

Third-person singular
illustrates

Past tense
illustrated

Past participle
illustrated

Present participle
illustrating

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Illustrate is on the Academic Vocabulary List.
  1. (transitive) If you illustrate something, you draw a picture of it, or you explain it.
    "I'm sorry, can you explain again?" "OK, let me illustrate with an example."
    This graph illustrates the change in price.
  2. (transitive) If you illustrate a book, magazine, poster, etc., you put pictures in it.
    Have you tried reading these illustrated books for adults?