illume (illumes, present participle illuming; past and past participle illumed)
- (archaic) To throw or spread light upon; to make light or bright
- Synonyms: illuminate, illumine
- c.1603, William Shakespeare, Hamlet Act I, Scene I.
- Last night of all,
- When yond same star that's westward from the pole
- Had made his course to illume that part of heaven
- Where now it burns, Marcellus and myself,
- The bell then beating one,--
- 1819, Samuel Mcpherson Janney, The last of the Lenapé, and Other Poems - Electricity:
- How dread the thunder's peal that rolls above !
- How bright the flashes that illume the sky !
- 1915, Alfred Emanuel Smith, New Outlook (vol. 109):
- At night there is no light in this building, but searchlights from distant points illume the splendid dome and the colonnades.