articulate

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[ar·tic·u·late]

To articulate is to say something. And, if you say it well, someone might praise you by saying you are articulate. Confused yet? It's all in the pronunciation.

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Expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars.

Verb
express or state clearly

Verb
speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire''"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"

Verb
put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"

Verb
provide with a joint; "the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood"

Adjective
expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; "articulate speech"; "an articulate orator"; "articulate beings"

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Adjective
consisting of segments held together by joints


a.
Expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars.

a.
Jointed; formed with joints; consisting of segments united by joints; as, articulate animals or plants.

a.
Distinctly uttered; spoken so as to be intelligible; characterized by division into words and syllables; as, articulate speech, sounds, words.

n.
An animal of the subkingdom Articulata.

v. i.
To utter articulate sounds; to utter the elementary sounds of a language; to enunciate; to speak distinctly.

v. i.
To treat or make terms.

v. i.
To join or be connected by articulation.

v. t.
To joint; to unite by means of a joint; to put together with joints or at the joints.

v. t.
To draw up or write in separate articles; to particularize; to specify.

v. t.
To form, as the elementary sounds; to utter in distinct syllables or words; to enunciate; as, to articulate letters or language.

v. t.
To express distinctly; to give utterance to.


Articulate

Ar*tic"u*late , a. [L. articulatus. See Articulata.] 1. Expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars. [Archaic] Bacon. 2. Jointed; formed with joints; consisting of segments united by joints; as, articulate animals or plants. 3. Distinctly uttered; spoken so as to be intelligible; characterized by division into words and syllables; as, articulate speech, sounds, words.
Total changes of party and articulate opinion.

Articulate

Ar*tic"u*late, n. (Zo'94l.) An animal of the subkingdom Articulata.

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. 2. To treat or make terms. [Obs.] Shak. 3. To join or be connected by articulation.

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. 2. To draw up or write in separate articles; to particularize; to specify. [Obs.] 3. To form, as the elementary sounds; to utter in distinct syllables or words; to enunciate; as, to articulate letters or language. "To articulate a word." Ray. 4. To express distinctly; to give utterance to.
Luther articulated himself upon a process that hand already begun in the Christian church.
To . . . articulate the dumb, deep want of the people.

Expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars.

An animal of the subkingdom Articulata.

To utter articulate sounds; to utter the elementary sounds of a language; to enunciate; to speak distinctly.

To joint; to unite by means of a joint; to put together with joints or at the joints.

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Usage Examples

I think Chris Weitz is an amazing director, and his sensibility - I wouldn't even know how to articulate it - it's just, he's a very sensitive, interesting guy.

To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.

Good art provides people with a vocabulary about things they can't articulate.

Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.

My dad, like many Southern men, is this very emotionally expressive person who isn't as articulate in words about his feelings as he is with breaking a chair or something like that.

To me, the job of the artist is to provide a useful and intelligent vocabulary for the world to be able to articulate feelings they experience everyday, and otherwise wouldn't have the means to express in a meaningful and useful way.

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Other Usage Examples

So sometimes the facts are good and sometimes the facts are bad, the important thing from the point of view of a principle as broad and important as freedom of speech is that the courts articulate and set forth in a very protective way what those principles are.

But the ability to articulate what you are doing, to be clear about it, and to stick to it is, I think, the essence of political leadership.

I had to resign myself, many years ago, that I'm not too articulate when it comes to explaining how I feel about things. But my music does it for me, it really does.

A lot of people over time have had this kind of pattern in their relationship with Bill Clinton. You first meet him and you're overwhelmed by his talent. He's so energetic and articulate and full of ideas and he calls himself a congenital optimist and that optimism is contagious.

Well, I don't know if this is true of everyone, but I have this relationship with my parents where, despite however mature or articulate or grown-up I think I've become, as soon as I go home, I turn into this petulant 13-year-old, especially with the tone of my voice.

I do not find it easy to articulate thoughts about religion. I remain the sort of person who turns off 'Thought for the Day' when it comes on the radio.

When I meet large women who walk with confidence and are articulate and really have an understanding of how they walk in this world, I love them so deeply for being able to overcome such unbelievable odds.

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