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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Pupils are capable of articulating a need for information and expressing that need in terms of curriculum-based concepts and keywords. 4.
▪ Inaudible victims do not win compassionate co-workers with the ease of those who can articulate their needs in cogent words.
▪ But even being able to articulate my needs was not sufficient to protect me from further abuse.
▪ So the vicious cycle continues: we create daughters who have difficulty articulating their own needs and perceptions.
▪ Corvan's texts articulate them to the needs of his class, at a particular moment in its history.
▪ Which of the viable candidates best articulates those views?
▪ For most of his pastorate, Jim could count on Father Ed Dougherty to articulate the opposing view.
▪ In recent years, a few courts have articulated a narrower view of academic freedom.
▪ Rather, it is the vision articulated, the vision represented and communicated, in words and in actions.
▪ Organized psychiatry must publicly articulate our vision, positions and commitment to the amelioration of human misery.
▪ I was feeling emotions that I found difficult to articulate.
▪ Alternatively, the upstream team has to articulate better the consequences of its decisions.
▪ As was the case a century ago, each side of this argument is articulating an important half-truth.
▪ However, this sense had now to be articulated in new ways.
▪ In turn the profession would articulate philosophy and justify efforts and achievements with confidence to the wider community.
▪ None the less, groups periodically emerge to articulate demands for political, social, and economic changes.
▪ Racist attitudes are not simply articulated in the vicious attacks of racist thugs.
▪ Such taxonomies provide us with a basis for thinking more clearly about the kinds of generalizations that we can articulate.
▪ The remaining 14 selections are equally familiar baroque trumpet fare and they are all articulated with dazzling clarity and enthusiasm.
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▪ He is handsome, confident and articulate, like many of the students at this college.
▪ You have to be articulate to be good at debating.
▪ Because he was literate and articulate, he showed a bitter contempt for the self-appointed intellectuals of the inter-war years.
▪ He said: I found them very pleasant and articulate people.
▪ It will not get tougher without sustained and articulate pressure from women.
▪ Less forceful, less certain, and less articulate followers may find it impossible to challenge the leader.
▪ One day I open an envelope and discover the most articulate Tonelli I have ever come across in my life.
▪ She came in here and was beautiful and articulate and had a vision for this church and this community.
▪ There are also a number of articulate carers, whose visibility is enhanced by the work of the Carers National Association.
▪ Yet Jessica was bright and articulate.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Articulate \Ar*tic"u*late\, a. [L. articulatus. See Articulata.]

  1. Expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars. [Archaic]

  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["o]l.) 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.]

  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.''

  4. To express distinctly; to give utterance to.

    Luther articulated himself upon a process that hand already begun in the Christian church.
    --Bibliotheca Sacra.

    To . . . articulate the dumb, deep want of the people.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1590s, "to divide speech into distinct parts" (earlier "to formally bring charges against," 1550s), from Latin articulatus, past participle of articulare "to separate into joints," also "to utter distinctly," from articulus "joint" (see article). Generalized sense of "express in words" is from 1690s. Literal sense, "to join, to attach by joints," is attested from 1610s. Earlier senses, "to set forth in articles," "to bring a charge against" (1560s) now are obsolete or nearly so. Related: Articulated; articulating.


1580s in the speech sense (1570s as "formulated in articles"), from Latin articulatus (see articulate (v.)). Literal meaning "composed of segments united by joints" is from c.1600; the general sense of "speaking accurately" is short for articulate-speaking (1829). Related: Articulately.


Etymology 1

  1. 1 clear, effective 2 especially, speaking in a clear or effective manner 3 able to bend or hinge at certain points or intervals 4 Expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars. 5 (label en obsolete of sound) Related to human speech, as distinct from the vocalisation of animals. n. (label en zoology) An animal of the subkingdom Articulata. Etymology 2


  2. 1 To make clear or effective. 2 To speak clearly; to enunciate. 3 To explain; to put into words; to make something specifi

  3. 4 To bend or hinge something at intervals, or to allow or build something so that it can ben

  4. 5 (context music English) to attack a note, as by tonguing, slurring, bowing, etc. 6 (context anatomy English) to form a joint or connect by joints 7 (context obsolete English) To treat or make terms.

  1. v. provide with a joint; "the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood" [syn: joint]

  2. put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees" [syn: give voice, formulate, word, phrase]

  3. 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?" [syn: pronounce, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say]

  4. express or state clearly [syn: enunciate, vocalize, vocalise]

  1. adj. expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; "articulate speech"; "an articulate orator"; "articulate beings" [ant: inarticulate]

  2. consisting of segments held together by joints [syn: articulated] [ant: unarticulated]


Articulate may refer to:

  • Articulate!, a board game in which players describe words from different categories
  • Articulate brachiopods, brachiopods with toothed hinges and simple opening and closing muscles
  • Articulate sign, a sign of the zodiac that facilitates speaking and communication
  • Articulate sound, to move the tongue, lips, or other speech organs in order to make speech sounds
  • Articulated vehicle, a vehicle which has a pivoting joint in its construction
  • Articulated skeleton ( Paleontology), a skeleton that has been found all in one piece with bones still arranged in the proper order

Usage examples of "articulate".

I observed that individual children, born totally deaf, preferred, even in conversation with one another, and when ignorant of the fact that I was observing them, the articulate words just learned, although these were scarcely intelligible, to their own signs.

Laura Bridgman, will invariably understand only a small part of the vocabulary of their language, and will not articulate correctly.

Later, are added to these the answers to simple spoken questions, these answers being partly interjectional, partly articulate, joined into syllables, words, and then sentences.

Beyond this no syllable can be named that marked the dawn of mental independence, none that testified to the voluntary use of articulate sounds for the purpose of announcing perceptions.

No one brings with him into the world a genius of such quality that it would be capable of inventing articulate speech.

For the power of forming concepts must have manifested itself in the primitive man, as is actually the case in the infant, by movements of many sorts before articulate language existed.

In spite of his four years the boy never got so far as to produce any articulate sounds whatever.

At the time ofBauzee or Condillac, the relation between roots, with their great lability of form, and the meaning patterned out of representations, or again, the link between the power to designate and the power to articulate, was assured by the sovereignty of the Name.

Classical modalities, but in an entirely new way, in order to articulate two natures one upon the other.

The only thing we know at the moment, in all certainty, is that in Western culture the being of man and the being of language have never, at any time, been able to coexist and to articulate themselves one upon the other.

Mr Chairman, my hope is that we make articulate the yearnings and the aspirations of the humblest of our people.

He believed passionately that it is the duty of the undeserving rich to support the deserving poor, of whom he elected himself the articulate representative.

One of the few intellectuals who could articulate, in abstract terms, the pragmatic motivations of the man from Prince Albert was Roy Faibish, who served through270 Exercise of Power out most of the Diefenbaker Years as special assistant to Alvin Hamilton.

This picture, clear and articulate, then becomes effective in the thoughts and actions of the leading history-makers of the Age.

Schiller was one of the first to articulate this general need, although both Voltaire and Winckelmann had written specific histories along these lines.