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illustrate
used in Do You Speak American?

4 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
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Definition
to help make clear — typically by example
  • ") There, Levy says, like is not intended to introduce a literal, verbatim quotation, but an illustrative example, letting her "offer a stereotypical response for her brother."
    seven — Language from a State of Change (69% in)
  • Valley Girls, Surfer Dudes, skateboarders, and snow punks all illustrate the bigger point that a huge amount of fresh language and new vocabularly is always being created by the young of each generation.
    seven — Language from a State of Change (71% in)

There are no more uses of "illustrate" flagged with this meaning in Do You Speak American?.

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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • California speech illustrates the way people "middle" their accents.
    seven — Language from a State of Change (13% in)
  • The speech of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a New Yorker, illustrates the admired and widely imitated earlier style.
    three — Toward a Standard: Putting the "R" in "American" (7% in)

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