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Definition 1: speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way - [verb of communication]

Samples where articulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She pronounces French words in a funny way
  • I cannot say `zip wire'
  • Can the child sound out this complicated word?

Synonyms for articulate in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of articulate ) pronounce with a nasal twang

(... is a kind of articulate ) lengthen and slow down or draw out

"drawl one's vowels"

(... is a kind of articulate ) pronounce with rounded lips

(... is a kind of articulate ) speak with a lisp

(... is a kind of articulate ) put stress on; utter with an accent

"In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"

(... is a kind of articulate ) pronounce as a vowel

"between two consonants, this liquid is vowelized"

(... is a kind of articulate ) produce a click

"Xhosa speakers click"

(... is a kind of articulate ) pronounce with a trill, of the phoneme `r'

"Some speakers trill their r's"

(... is a kind of articulate ) pronounce with an initial sibilant

(... is a kind of articulate ) pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds

(... is a kind of articulate ) cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/

(... is a kind of articulate ) utter with distinct articulation of each syllable

"The poet syllabized the verses he read"

(... is a kind of articulate ) articulate without making audible sounds

"she was reading to herself and merely subvocalized"

(... is a kind of articulate ) articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate

"Indian accents can be characterized by the fact that speakers retroflex their consonants"

(... is a kind of articulate ) utter with tense vocal chords

(... is a kind of articulate ) pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth

"raise your `o'"

(... is a kind of articulate ) articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way

(... is a kind of articulate ) pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate

(... is a kind of articulate ) pronounce with a lowered velum

"She nasalizes all her vowels"

(... is a kind of articulate ) speak nasally or through the nose

"In this part of the country, people tend to nasalize"

(... is a kind of articulate ) pronounce a word incorrectly

"She mispronounces many Latinate words"

(... is a kind of articulate ) pronounce with aspiration; of stop sounds

(... is a kind of articulate ) utter with vibrating vocal chords

(... is a kind of articulate ) pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/

"She rolls her r's"

(articulate implies ...) express in speech

"She talks a lot of nonsense" "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

Definition 2: express or state clearly - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for articulate in the sense of this definition

(articulate is a kind of ...) express in words

"He said that he wanted to marry her" "tell me what is bothering you" "state your opinion" "state your name"

Definition 3: put into words or an expression - [verb of communication]

Samples where articulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees

Synonyms for articulate in the sense of this definition

(articulate is a kind of ...) give expression to

"She showed her disappointment"

(... is a kind of articulate ) direct or put; seek an answer to

"ask a question"

(... is a kind of articulate ) 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"

(... is a kind of articulate ) state as a dogma

(... is a kind of articulate ) express as a formula

(... is a kind of articulate ) formulate in a particular style or language

"I wouldn't put it that way" "She cast her request in very polite language"

Definition 4: provide with a joint - [verb of possession]

Samples where articulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood

Synonyms for articulate in the sense of this definition

(articulate is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(articulate belongs to category ...) the craft of a carpenter: making things out of wood

Definition 5: unite by forming a joint or joints - [verb of stative]

Samples where articulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(articulate is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 6: expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where articulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • articulate speech
  • an articulate orator
  • articulate beings

(articulate is similar to ...) expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

"able to dazzle with his facile tongue" "silver speech"

(articulate is similar to ...) capable of speech

"the speaking animal"

(articulate is similar to ...) speaking or spoken fittingly or pleasingly

"a well-spoken gentleman" "a few well-spoken words on civic pride"

(means also ...) able or tending to communicate

"was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"

(means also ...) 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"

Definition 7: consisting of segments held together by joints - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for articulate in the sense of this definition

(articulate is similar to ...) having joints or jointed segments

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