What does articulate mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word articulate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. articulateadjective

    expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language

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

  2. articulated, articulateverb

    consisting of segments held together by joints

  3. joint, articulateverb

    provide with a joint

    "the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood"

  4. give voice, formulate, word, phrase, articulateverb

    put into words or an expression

    "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"

  5. pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, sayverb

    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. articulateverb

    unite by forming a joint or joints

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

  7. articulate, enunciate, vocalize, vocaliseverb

    express or state clearly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Articulateadjective

    expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars

    Etymology: [L. articulatus. See Articulata.]

  2. Articulateadjective

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

    Etymology: [L. articulatus. See Articulata.]

  3. Articulateadjective

    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. Articulatenoun

    an animal of the subkingdom Articulata

    Etymology: [L. articulatus. See Articulata.]

  5. Articulateverb

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

    Etymology: [L. articulatus. See Articulata.]

  6. Articulateverb

    to treat or make terms

    Etymology: [L. articulatus. See Articulata.]

  7. Articulateverb

    to join or be connected by articulation

    Etymology: [L. articulatus. See Articulata.]

  8. Articulateverb

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

    Etymology: [L. articulatus. See Articulata.]

  9. Articulateverb

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

    Etymology: [L. articulatus. See Articulata.]

  10. Articulateverb

    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. Articulateverb

    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.]


  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.

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  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. Haley Gibbons:

    I tell Matthew, 'You're here now. We'll be here for you, andwe will do all that we can to maximize the time you have with us,' he's very articulate, he's very thoughtful and [he] has a really good command of not only his voice but his own thoughts.

  2. Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov:

    If I can advise President Biden, I would like him to articulate to Vladimir Putin of Russia that no red lines from the Kremlin side should be here. The red line is here in Ukraine and the civilized world will react without hesitation, the idea of not provoking Russia will not work.

  3. Carol Schweitzer:

    In addition, there was a lot of spruce and hemlock and those three pollens the researcher was able to articulate were from the northeastern U.S., probably in a very heavy forest area.

  4. 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.

  5. Van Beurden:

    It is more sensible to say we will go faster than society, we will catch up with society on its way to meeting Paris, it is a very clear ambition, we will articulate this ambitions in steps as we go along the way. We will be totally transparent.

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  • يتكلم بوArabic
  • съединявам, шарнирен, свързвам, отчетлив, произнасям ясно, членоразделен, ставен, артикулирам, ясен, изяснявамBulgarian
  • articulatCatalan, Valencian
  • artikulovatCzech
  • effektiv, redegewandt, betonen, klar, ausdrücken, artikulierenGerman
  • αρθρώνωGreek
  • articulado, elocuente, claro, articular, vocalizar, articularseSpanish
  • بیانPersian
  • ääntää selvästi, niveltää, artikuloidaFinnish
  • articuler, éloquente, éloquent, articulé, clairFrench
  • pongail, siùbhlachScottish Gaelic
  • világos, érthető, artikuláltHungarian
  • հոդաբաշխArmenian
  • pandai berbicaraIndonesian
  • artikularIdo
  • chiaro, eloquenteItalian
  • klaar, geärticuleerd, taalvaardig, efficiënt, gelede, benadrukken, uitdrukken, welbespraakt, uitspreken, uitleggen, duidelijk, articuleren, geleed, verzorgenDutch
  • artikulereNorwegian
  • articulaRomanian
  • членораздельный, выразительныйRussian
  • 說出Chinese

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