Verb illustrate has 3 senses
  1. exemplify, illustrate, instance - clarify by giving an example of
    --1 is one way to elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate
    Derived forms: noun illustration2, noun illustration3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. illustrate - depict with an illustration
    --2 is one way to
    picture, depict, render, show
    Derived forms: noun illustration1, noun illustration4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. illustrate - e.g., illustrate a book with drawings
    --3 is one way to
    decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify
    Derived forms: noun illustration1, noun illustration4, noun illustrator1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something