What does articulate mean?

Definitions for articulate
ɑrˈtɪk yə lɪt; -ˌleɪtar·tic·u·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. articulate(adj)

    expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language

    "articulate speech"; "an articulate orator"; "articulate beings"

  2. articulated, articulate(verb)

    consisting of segments held together by joints

  3. joint, articulate(verb)

    provide with a joint

    "the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood"

  4. give voice, formulate, word, phrase, articulate(verb)

    put into words or an expression

    "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"

  5. pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say(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?"

  6. articulate(verb)

    unite by forming a joint or joints

    "the ankle bone articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle bones"

  7. articulate, enunciate, vocalize, vocalise(verb)

    express or state clearly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Articulate(adj)

    expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars

    Etymology: [L. articulatus. See Articulata.]

  2. Articulate(adj)

    jointed; formed with joints; consisting of segments united by joints; as, articulate animals or plants

    Etymology: [L. articulatus. See Articulata.]

  3. Articulate(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. articulatus. See Articulata.]

  4. Articulate(noun)

    an animal of the subkingdom Articulata

    Etymology: [L. articulatus. See Articulata.]

  5. Articulate(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. articulatus. See Articulata.]

  6. Articulate(verb)

    to treat or make terms

    Etymology: [L. articulatus. See Articulata.]

  7. Articulate(verb)

    to join or be connected by articulation

    Etymology: [L. articulatus. See Articulata.]

  8. Articulate(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. articulatus. See Articulata.]

  9. Articulate(verb)

    to draw up or write in separate articles; to particularize; to specify

    Etymology: [L. articulatus. See Articulata.]

  10. Articulate(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. articulatus. See Articulata.]

  11. Articulate(verb)

    to express distinctly; to give utterance to

    Etymology: [L. articulatus. See Articulata.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Articulate

    är-tik′ūl-āt, adj. distinct: clear.—v.t. to joint: to form into distinct sounds, syllables, or words.—v.i. to speak distinctly.—adv. Artic′ulately.—ns. Artic′ulateness; Articulā′tion, a joining as of the bones: part between two joints: distinctness, or distinct utterance: a consonant; Artic′ulator, one who articulates or speaks: one who articulates bones and mounts skeletons. [L. articulāre, -ātum, to furnish with joints, to utter distinctly. See Article.]

Entomology

  1. Articulate

    that branch of the animal kingdom whose members are made up of rings, segments or articulations.

  2. Articulate

    divided into joints or segments.

How to pronounce articulate?

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    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say articulate in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of articulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of articulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of articulate in a Sentence

  1. Danny Davis of Illinois:

    I don’t regard Louis Farrakhan as an aberration or anything, I regard him as an outstanding human being who commands a following of individuals who are learned and articulate and he plays a big role in the lives of thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of people.

  2. Michael Jordan:

    But you have to realize that the reason why I was treating Michael Jordan like that is because I needed Michael Jordan to be tough in the playoffs and were facing the Indianas and Miamis and New Yorks in the Eastern Conference. Michael Jordan needed to be tough and I needed to know that I could count on Michael Jordan. And those are the kind of things where people see me acting the way I acted in practice, theyre not going to understand it. I said to Michael Jordan, Thats great because this is an opportunity. We have 10 hours here to peel back the onion and have you articulate all the things you just articulated to me. EX-NBA CHAMPION RECALLS RUBBING MICHAEL JORDAN FOR GOOD LUCK BEFORE GAME : I THOUGHT IT WAS AWKWARD Jordan said in one of the episodes that winning has a price, according to The Athletic. He said if a certain standard wasnt being met by one of his teammates, he would step in and explain to the person what was going on And leadership has a price, Michael Jordan reportedly says. So I pulled people along when they didnt want to be pulled. I challenged people when they didnt want to be challenged. And I earned that right because my teammates who came after me didnt endure all the things that I endured. Once you joined the team, you lived at a certain standard that I played the game. And I wasnt going to take any less. Now, if that means I had to go in there and get in your ass a little bit, then I did that. You ask all my teammates. The one thing about Michael Jordan was Michael Jordan never asked me to do something that Michael Jordan didnt fking do. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON Michael Jordan said people may perceive Michael Jordan as a tyrant but thats because nobody has had as much sustainable success as Michael Jordan did. Look, I dont have to do this.

  3. Ellen Gilcrist:

    We live at the level of our language. Whatever we can articulate we can imagine or explore. All you have to do to educate a child is leave him alone and teach him to read. The rest is brainwashing.

  4. Joel Mitnick:

    The only difference is they're now issuing CIDs and they're trying to articulate the theories everyone pretty much understood they were thinking about in the lead generation phase, we just don't know how extensive that is.

  5. Ben Locke:

    When you put those two together, what they're really reflecting is students are more willing than ever to articulate being overwhelmed and to take that out on themselves, either through self-injury or through talking about the possibility of suicide or thinking actively about that and that plays out in all areas of university life, so universities are coping with the consequences of these kinds of behaviors and thoughts in ways that we haven't necessarily seen historically on a much greater scale.

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  • يتكلم بوArabic
  • шарнирен, свързвам, произнасям ясно, членоразделен, съединявам, артикулирам, изяснявам, отчетлив, ставен, ясенBulgarian
  • articulatCatalan, Valencian
  • artikulovatCzech
  • klar, artikulieren, redegewandt, ausdrücken, effektiv, betonenGerman
  • αρθρώνωGreek
  • articulado, claro, articular, vocalizar, elocuente, articularseSpanish
  • بیانPersian
  • artikuloida, ääntää selvästi, niveltääFinnish
  • éloquente, articuler, clair, articulé, éloquentFrench
  • siùbhlach, pongailScottish Gaelic
  • artikulált, érthető, világosHungarian
  • հոդաբաշխArmenian
  • pandai berbicaraIndonesian
  • artikularIdo
  • chiaro, eloquenteItalian
  • geärticuleerd, efficiënt, benadrukken, uitdrukken, duidelijk, articuleren, geleed, verzorgen, klaar, uitleggen, uitspreken, welbespraakt, gelede, taalvaardigDutch
  • artikulereNorwegian
  • articulaRomanian
  • выразительный, членораздельныйRussian
  • 說出Chinese

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