v. （用示例/图画等）说明; 插图于…
If you say that something illustrates a situation that you are drawing attention to, you mean that it shows that the situation exists.
The example of the United States illustrates this point...
This change is neatly illustrated by what has happened to the Arab League...
If you use an example, story, or diagram to illustrate a point, you use it show that what you are saying is true or to make your meaning clearer.
Let me give another example to illustrate this difficult point...
Throughout, she illustrates her analysis with excerpts from discussions.
If you illustrate a book, you put pictures, photographs or diagrams into it.
She went on to art school and is now illustrating a book...
He has illustrated the book with black-and-white photographs.
1. clarify by giving an example of
2. depict with an illustration
3. e.g., illustrate a book with drawings
explain, interpret, illustrate, clarify, account
The streamers thus illustrate the ethical dualism taught by Zarathushtra.
The results also illustrate that Hg flux was significantly correlated with both radiation and soil temperature.
If he be not apt to beat over matters, and to call up one thing to prove and illustrate another, let him study the lawyer's cases.
如果某人不善于详细查看事物, 仅限于用一事物去和另一事物对比、解释的话, 就让他去见识见识律师怎么办案子.
He pointed at the diagram to illustrate point.
Then a reliably guaranteed cost controller aexample given to illustrate the design method.