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ar·tic·u·late

 (är-tĭk′yə-lĭt)
adj.
1. Composed of distinct, meaningful syllables or words: articulate speech.
2. Expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language: an articulate speaker.
3. Characterized by the use of clear, expressive language: an articulate essay.
4. Having the power of speech.
5. Biology Consisting of sections united by joints; jointed.
v. (-lāt′) ar·tic·u·lat·ed, ar·tic·u·lat·ing, ar·tic·u·lates
v.tr.
1. To pronounce distinctly and carefully; enunciate.
2. To utter (a speech sound) by making the necessary movements of the speech organs.
3. To express in coherent verbal form: couldn't articulate my fears.
4. To fit together into a coherent whole; unify: a plan to articulate nursing programs throughout the state.
5. To convert (a student's credits at one school) to credits at another school by comparing the curricula.
6. Biology To unite by forming a joint or joints.
7. Architecture To give visible or concrete expression to (the composition of structural elements): a spare design in which windows and doors are barely articulated.
v.intr.
1. To speak clearly and distinctly.
2. To utter a speech sound.
3. Biology To form a joint; be jointed: The thighbone articulates with the bones of the hip.

[Latin articulātus, past participle of articulāre, to divide into joints, utter distinctly, from articulus, small joint; see article.]

ar·tic′u·late·ly adv.
ar·tic′u·late·ness, ar·tic′u·la·cy (-lə-sē) n.

articulate

adj
1. able to express oneself fluently and coherently: an articulate lecturer.
2. having the power of speech
3. distinct, clear, or definite; well-constructed: an articulate voice; an articulate document.
4. (Zoology) zoology (of arthropods and higher vertebrates) possessing joints or jointed segments
vb
5. to speak or enunciate (words, syllables, etc) clearly and distinctly
6. (tr) to express coherently in words
7. (Zoology) (intr) zoology to be jointed or form a joint
8. (tr) to separate into jointed segments
[C16: from Latin articulāre to divide into joints; see article]
arˈticulately adv
arˈticulateness, arˈticulacy n

ar•tic•u•late

(adj. ɑrˈtɪk yə lɪt; v. -ˌleɪt)

adj., v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. adj.
1. uttered clearly in distinct syllables.
2. capable of speech.
3. using language easily and fluently.
4. expressed or presented with clarity and effectiveness.
5. clear, distinct, and precise in relation to other parts: an articulate shape.
6. organized into a coherent whole: an articulate system of philosophy.
7. having joints, segments, or articulations.
v.t.
8. to pronounce clearly and distinctly.
9. to make the movements and adjustments of the speech organs necessary to utter (a speech sound).
10. to give clarity or coherence to: to articulate an idea.
11. to unite by a joint or joints.
v.i.
12. to pronounce clearly each of a succession of speech sounds, syllables, or words.
13. to articulate a speech sound.
14. to form a joint.
[1545–55; < Latin articulātus, past participle of articulāre to divide into distinct parts. See article, -ate1]
ar•tic′u•late•ly, adv.
ar•tic′u•late•ness, ar•tic′u•la•cy (-lə si) n.
ar•tic′u•la`tive (-ˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv) adj.
ar•tic′u•la`tor, n.
syn: See eloquent.

articulate


Past participle: articulated
Gerund: articulating

Imperative
articulate
articulate
Present
I articulate
you articulate
he/she/it articulates
we articulate
you articulate
they articulate
Preterite
I articulated
you articulated
he/she/it articulated
we articulated
you articulated
they articulated
Present Continuous
I am articulating
you are articulating
he/she/it is articulating
we are articulating
you are articulating
they are articulating
Present Perfect
I have articulated
you have articulated
he/she/it has articulated
we have articulated
you have articulated
they have articulated
Past Continuous
I was articulating
you were articulating
he/she/it was articulating
we were articulating
you were articulating
they were articulating
Past Perfect
I had articulated
you had articulated
he/she/it had articulated
we had articulated
you had articulated
they had articulated
Future
I will articulate
you will articulate
he/she/it will articulate
we will articulate
you will articulate
they will articulate
Future Perfect
I will have articulated
you will have articulated
he/she/it will have articulated
we will have articulated
you will have articulated
they will have articulated
Future Continuous
I will be articulating
you will be articulating
he/she/it will be articulating
we will be articulating
you will be articulating
they will be articulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been articulating
you have been articulating
he/she/it has been articulating
we have been articulating
you have been articulating
they have been articulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been articulating
you will have been articulating
he/she/it will have been articulating
we will have been articulating
you will have been articulating
they will have been articulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been articulating
you had been articulating
he/she/it had been articulating
we had been articulating
you had been articulating
they had been articulating
Conditional
I would articulate
you would articulate
he/she/it would articulate
we would articulate
you would articulate
they would articulate
Past Conditional
I would have articulated
you would have articulated
he/she/it would have articulated
we would have articulated
you would have articulated
they would have articulated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.articulate - provide with a jointarticulate - provide with a joint; "the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood"
carpentry, woodworking, woodwork - the craft of a carpenter: making things out of wood
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
2.articulate - put into words or an expressionarticulate - put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
ask - direct or put; seek an answer to; "ask a question"
evince, express, show - give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"
lexicalise, lexicalize - make or coin into a word or accept a new word into the lexicon of a language; "The concept expressed by German `Gemuetlichkeit' is not lexicalized in English"
dogmatise, dogmatize - state as a dogma
formularise, formularize - express as a formula
couch, redact, put, frame, cast - formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"
3.articulate - 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?"
twang - pronounce with a nasal twang
devoice - utter with tense vocal chords
raise - pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth; "raise your `o'"
lilt - articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way
palatalise, palatalize - pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate
nasalise, nasalize - pronounce with a lowered velum; "She nasalizes all her vowels"
nasalise, nasalize - speak nasally or through the nose; "In this part of the country, people tend to nasalize"
mispronounce, misspeak - pronounce a word incorrectly; "She mispronounces many Latinate words"
aspirate - pronounce with aspiration; of stop sounds
vocalize, voice, vocalise, sound - utter with vibrating vocal chords
retroflex - articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate; "Indian accents can be characterized by the fact that speakers retroflex their consonants"
subvocalise, subvocalize - articulate without making audible sounds; "she was reading to herself and merely subvocalized"
syllabise, syllabize - utter with distinct articulation of each syllable; "The poet syllabized the verses he read"
drawl - lengthen and slow down or draw out; "drawl one's vowels"
labialise, labialize, round - pronounce with rounded lips
lisp - speak with a lisp
accent, accentuate, stress - put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
vowelise, vowelize, vocalise, vocalize - pronounce as a vowel; "between two consonants, this liquid is vowelized"
click - produce a click; "Xhosa speakers click"
trill - pronounce with a trill, of the phoneme `r'; "Some speakers trill their r's"
sibilate - pronounce with an initial sibilant
flap - pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds
explode - cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/
roll - pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/; "She rolls her r's"
4.articulate - unite by forming a joint or joints; "the ankle bone articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle bones"
link up, connect, link, unite, join - be or become joined or united or linked; "The two streets connect to become a highway"; "Our paths joined"; "The travelers linked up again at the airport"
5.articulate - express or state clearlyarticulate - express or state clearly    
say, state, tell - express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
Adj.1.articulate - expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive languagearticulate - expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; "articulate speech"; "an articulate orator"; "articulate beings"
communicatory, communicative - able or tending to communicate; "was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"- W.M.Thackeray
spoken - uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by speech; sometimes used in combination; "a spoken message"; "the spoken language"; "a soft-spoken person"; "sharp-spoken"
inarticulate, unarticulate - without or deprived of the use of speech or words; "inarticulate beasts"; "remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal"; "inarticulate with rage"; "an inarticulate cry"
2.articulate - consisting of segments held together by jointsarticulate - consisting of segments held together by joints

articulate

verb
2. pronounce, say, talk, speak, voice, utter, enunciate, vocalize, enounce He articulated each syllable.

articulate

adjective
1. Produced by the voice:
2. Fluently persuasive and forceful:
verb
1. To produce or make (speech sounds):
2. To put into words:
Idiom: give tongue to.
3. To make into a whole by joining a system of parts:
Translations
واضِح الكَلام، مُتَلَفِّظيَنْطُق بِوضوح، يَلْفُظ
artikulovatschopný řeči/vyjádřenívyslovovat
formulerevelartikulereveltalende
artikuláltérthetőtagoltan ejtvilágos
bera frammálfær
aiškiaiaiškiai kalbantisartikuliacijaartikuliuotisugebėjimas aiškiai reikšti mintis
artikulētskaidri formulējošsskaidri izrunātskaidri runājošs
articula
artikulovať
açık seçik konuşmakifade yeteneği iyi olantane tane söylemek

articulate

A. [ɑːˈtɪkjʊlɪt] ADJ
1. [speech, account] → articulado; [person] → que se expresa bien
she's very or highly articulatese expresa muy bien
he's not very articulatele cuesta expresarse
2. (Anat) → articulado
B. [ɑːˈtɪkjʊleɪt] VT
1. (= express) [+ thoughts, feelings] → expresar
2. (= pronounce) [+ word, sentence] → articular

articulate

[ɑːrˈtɪkjʊlət]
adj [person] → qui s'exprime clairement et aisément; [speech] → bien articulé(e), prononcé(e) clairement; [description] → clair(e) et précis(e)
[ɑːrˈtɪkjuleɪt] vt
(= express) [+ idea, feeling, grievances] → exprimer
Encourage her to articulate her views → Encourage-la à exprimer ses opinions.
(= pronounce) [+ sound, syllable] → articuler

articulate

adj
sentence, bookklar; to be articulatesich gut or klar ausdrücken können; clear and articulateklar und deutlich; that is amazingly articulate for a five-year-olddas ist erstaunlich gut ausgedrückt für einen Fünfjährigen
(Anat) → gegliedert
vt
(= pronounce)artikulieren
(= state) reasons, views etcdarlegen
(Anat) to be articulatedzusammenhängen (to, with mit)

articulate

[adj ɑːˈtɪkjʊlɪt; vb ɑːˈtɪkjʊleɪt]
1. adj (account, diction) → chiaro/a; (person) → che si esprime bene
2. vt (words) → articolare, pronunciare

articulate

(aːˈtikjuleit) verb
to speak or pronounce. The teacher articulated (his words) very carefully.
(-lət) adjective
able to express one's thoughts clearly. He's unusually articulate for a three-year-old child.
arˈticulately (-lət-) adverb
arˈticulateness (-lət-) noun
arˌticuˈlation noun

ar·tic·u·late

a. articulado-a, que se pronuncia con precisión;
___ personpersona que tiene facilidad de palabra, que puede expresarse bien;
vt. articular, pronunciar las palabras claramente.
References in classic literature ?
It was strangely indistinct, however, and less like articulate words than an unshaped sound, such as would be the utterance of feeling and sympathy, rather than of the intellect.
and "Dear Miss Woodhouse," was all that Harriet, with many tender embraces could articulate at first; but when they did arrive at something more like conversation, it was sufficiently clear to her friend that she saw, felt, anticipated, and remembered just as she ought.
As soon as they entered the house, Marianne with a kiss of gratitude and these two words just articulate through her tears, "Tell mama," withdrew from her sister and walked slowly up stairs.
She is now living at Thornfield Hall," said Mason, in more articulate tones: "I saw her there last April.
Ere long words fell by ones and twos from her lips; words whispered in her sleep, growing more and more co ntinuous, more and more articulate, the longer the sleep lasted -- words which seemed to calm her restlessness and to hush her into deeper repose.
A sound of craving and eagerness that had nothing articulate in it but blood.
The mere vehemence of her words can convey, I am sensible, but a weak impression of the passion by which she was possessed, and which made itself articulate in her whole figure, though her voice, instead of being raised, was lower than usual.
It was an influence which must gather force with every new year: the tones that stirred Silas's heart grew articulate, and called for more distinct answers; shapes and sounds grew clearer for Eppie's eyes and ears, and there was more that "Dad-dad" was imperatively required to notice and account for.
The reader will here find no regions cursed with irremediable barrenness, or blessed with spontaneous fecundity, no perpetual gloom or unceasing sunshine; nor are the nations here described either devoid of all sense of humanity, or consummate in all private and social virtues; here are no Hottentots without religion, polity, or articulate language, no Chinese perfectly polite, and completely skilled in all sciences: he will discover, what will always be discovered by a diligent and impartial inquirer, that wherever human nature is to be found there is a mixture of vice and virtue, a contest of passion and reason, and that the Creator doth not appear partial in his distributions, but has balanced in most countries their particular inconveniences by particular favours.
Conseil could articulate some words, and I heard him repeat at intervals, "Help
But it was scarcely a time for articulate conversation.
Maximilian tried to speak, but he could articulate nothing; he staggered, and supported himself against the wainscot.