illustrate-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: present images

NOTE: includes depiction of an image or decoration of something using an image

The book was illustrated beautifully in vibrant colors.
Norman Rockwell was asked to illustrate the classics of Mark Twain.
On this surface I have illustrated the life cycle of an oak tree.
During the Song period, an amazing scroll with calligraphy illustrated the event.

PropBank: illustrate.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3

Sense Number 2: clarify or explain through examples and comparisons

The lecturer illustrated his point with a diagram on the blackboard.
The diagram on the blackboard illustrated the lecturer's point.
We've illustrated the life of the disciple by using a diagram of a wheel.
This latest conflict further illustrates the weakness of the UN.
The exhibition will illustrate how life evolved from water.

PropBank: illustrate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1