Color, light and opaque

illuminate
(v)
ill-YOO-min-ate
Meaning

1. brighten; flood with light

1st Sample Sentence

1. Electricity made it possible to illuminate city streets to a degree previously unimaginable.

2nd Meaning

2. clear up; make understandable; explain

2nd Sample Sentence

2. He is a gifted speaker, and is able to illuminate any issue he talks about.

Root

in (into, in, on, upon)#lumen luminis (light) (Latin)

Mnemonics

when divided sounds like I+ll (will. i'll)+luminate. (means. shine light on something, make a way clear for somebody. ). so you have decided to clear the way for your friend, which shows your understanding with him.

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