—v.t. 1. to furnish (a book, magazine, etc.) with drawings, pictures, or other artwork intended for explanation, elucidation, or adornment.
2. to make clear or intelligible, as by examples or analogies; exemplify.
3. Archaic.to enlighten.
—v.i. to clarify one's words, writings, etc., with examples: To prevent misunderstandings, let me illustrate.