illuminate éclairer


illuminate = éclairer

Pronunciation =  illuminate

Pronunciation in French = éclairer

illuminate in French: éclairer

Part of speechverb 

Definition in English: light up;
decorate (a page or initial letter in a manuscript) with gold, silver, or coloured designs
help to clarify or explain 

Definition in French: allumer;
décorer (une page ou une lettre initiale dans un manuscrit) avec des motifs en or, en argent ou en couleur
aider à clarifier ou à expliquer

Examples in English:

  • She used a candle to illuminate the room when the lights went out.

Examples in French:

  • Elle a utilisé une bougie pour éclairer la pièce lorsque les lumières s’éteignaient.

Synonyms of illuminate

Synonyms in French illuminer,
faire / devenir brillant
Synonyms in English light up, brighten, illumine
illustrate, embellish, adorn, ornament
clarify, elucidate, explain

Antonyms of illuminate

Antonyms in French assombrir,
Antonyms in English darken
confuse, conceal

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