articulate

articulates, articulating, articulated
(The adjective is pronounced [[t]ɑː(r)tɪ̱kjʊlət[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]ɑː(r)tɪ̱kjʊleɪt[/t]].)
1) ADJ-GRADED (approval) If you describe someone as articulate, you mean that they are able to express their thoughts and ideas easily and well.

She is an articulate young woman...

The child was unable to offer an articulate description of what she had witnessed.

Derived words:
articulacy [[t]ɑː(r)tɪ̱kjʊləsi[/t]] N-UNCOUNT

To start a revolution, you need discipline, incisiveness and articulacy.

2) VERB When you articulate your ideas or feelings, you express them clearly in words. [FORMAL]

[V n/wh] The president has been accused of failing to articulate an overall vision in foreign affairs.

3) VERB If you articulate something, you say it very clearly, so that each word or syllable can be heard.

[V n] He articulated each syllable. [Also V]


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  • articulate — adj 1 *vocal, oral Analogous words: distinct, clear (see EVIDENT): uttered, voiced (see EXPRESS vb) Antonyms: inarticulate, dumb 2 *vocal, fluent, eloquent, voluble, glib Analogous words: expressing, voicing, uttering, venting (see EXPRESS vb) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Articulate — may refer to: *Articulate (board game) *Articulate sign *Articulate sound *Articulate (architecture)ee also*Articulation …   Wikipedia

  • Articulate — Ar*tic u*late, a. [L. articulatus. See {Articulata}.] 1. Expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars. [Archaic] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Jointed; formed with joints; consisting of segments united by joints; as, articulate animals or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Articulate — Ar*tic u*late, v. t. 1. To joint; to unite by means of a joint; to put together with joints or at the joints. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw up or write in separate articles; to particularize; to specify. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. To form, as the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • articulate — [adj] clearly, coherently spoken clear, coherent, comprehensible, definite, distinct, eloquent, expressive, fluent, intelligible, lucid, meaningful, understandable, well spoken; concept 267 Ant. misrepresented, unclear, unintelligible articulate… …   New thesaurus

  • articulate — [är tik′yo͞o lit, är tik′yəlit; ] for v. [, är′tik′yo͞olāt΄, är tik′yəlāt΄] adj. [L articulatus, pp. of articulare, to separate into joints, utter distinctly < articulus: see ARTICLE] 1. having parts connected by joints; jointed: usually… …   English World dictionary

  • Articulate — Ar*tic u*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Articulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Articulating}]. 1. To utter articulate sounds; to utter the elementary sounds of a language; to enunciate; to speak distinctly. [1913 Webster] 2. To treat or make terms. [Obs.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • articulate — ARTICULÁTE s. pl. v. artropode. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  ARTICULÁTE s.f.pl. Artropode. [cf. fr. articulés]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 06.03.2006. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • Articulate — Ar*tic u*late, n. (Zo[ o]l.) An animal of the subkingdom Articulata. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • articulate — I verb avow, clarify, communicate, converse, convey, enunciate, express, observe, phrase, pronounce, recite, recount, remark, speak, utter II index avow, clarify, coherent (clear), communicate …   Law dictionary

  • articulate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) fluent and clear in speech. 2) having joints or jointed segments. ► VERB 1) pronounce (words) distinctly. 2) clearly express (an idea or feeling). 3) form a joint. 4) ( …   English terms dictionary

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