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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These values require constant maintenance and must be articulated over and over again in new contexts.Participation-washing could be the next dangerous fad in machine learning|Amy Nordrum|August 25, 2020|MIT Technology Review
One response was through petition writing as women took to the pen to articulate their concerns.How Igbo women activists influenced British authorities during the colonial rule of Nigeria|Bright Alozie|August 7, 2020|Quartz
It’s not just that the weighted vote is bad – which many smaller cities have articulated loudly and clearly for a few years now – but that the weighted vote is inappropriate for quasi-judicial decisions.
Scroll’s reason for existing has always been fairly easy to articulate.Inside Tony Haile’s expedition to (help) save the news business |Steven Perlberg|July 27, 2020|Digiday
He has articulated some very clear themes and tried to approach them.Does the President Matter as Much as You Think? (Ep. 404)|Stephen J. Dubner|February 6, 2020|Freakonomics
I am not the most financially literate person (I would be hard-pressed to articulate the term “junk bond”).
His correspondence, much of which survives, is that of an incisive and articulate observer.
I was looking for characters, originals, people who could articulate what they were doing in colorful ways.
“No one has been able to clearly articulate why they took that out,” Miller said.
My debate partner in Virginia was articulate, educated, likable, and familiar with a vast range of relevant scientific research.
For all that, an occasional mutter came unheeded to his ears, the closed curtains preserving articulate sounds like room walls.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
The infant begins its vocal utterances with simple cries; only at a later age does it begin to articulate.
The language of the Akka is of a very undeveloped type, and seems a link between articulate and inarticulate speech.
He laid his hand on his brow and more than once he groaned and muttered half-articulate expressions of repugnance.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
The sick woman was lying still; her eyes wandered and her lips moved, but as yet no articulate sound issued from them.A Life Sentence|Adeline Sergeant