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The following examples illustrate our approach to customer service.
The case of Mrs. King illustrates the importance of consulting your doctor.
Miriam quoted three case studies to illustrate her point.
She has illustrated several children's books.
The cookbook is beautifully illustrated with color photographs.
This is the American English definition of illustrate. View British English definition of illustrate.
a part of an atom that moves around the nucleus (=centre) and has a negative electrical charge
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