verb (used with object), ar·tic·u·lat·ed, ar·tic·u·lat·ing.
verb (used without object), ar·tic·u·lat·ed, ar·tic·u·lat·ing.
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Origin of articulate
synonym study for articulate
historical usage of articulate
Articulate comes from Latin articulātus, the past participle of articulāre “to divide into separate, distinct parts,” a derivative of the noun articulus “joint (of a body), point (of time), clause or section (of a contract or law), a single word in a phrase, clause, or sentence pronounced by itself, a pronoun or pronominal adjective, an article (definite or indefinite).”
As for the last definition, “an article (definite or indefinite, such as the or a in English),” the great, usually levelheaded Roman rhetorician Quintilian wrote Noster sermō articulōs nōn dēsīderat (“Our language does not desire articles”). Quintilian was contrasting Latin, which indeed had no articles, with Greek, which had a fully inflected definite article for all genders, numbers, and cases. Quintilian is proven wrong by the definite and indefinite articles in all the Romance languages.
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Example sentences from the Web for articulate
Levitin nicely articulated his insights into better aging and living in our interview.
When a company articulates a particular set of values on its website, it stands to be held accountable by employees, investors, and customers—especially in an age of constant scrutiny on social media.Companies that talk the talk on diversity are more likely to walk the walk|matthewheimer|December 14, 2020|Fortune
She forced so many different leaders and organizations to articulate what they wanted in the role and who they wanted to serve in it.Politics Report: What the Dramatic Council President Contest Taught Us|Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts|December 12, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The governor could have, should have, articulated the very basic theory they were working off before he rambled through his endless slides and lists of restrictions.
He can’t articulate why he wants them other to say that he wants them.