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.
OTHER WORDS FROM articulate
Example sentences from the Web for articulate
Every mayor comes into office with a list of promises and ambitions articulated throughout the preceding campaign.Politics Report: Gloria Goes Business With New Team|Scott Lewis and Andrew Keatts|November 14, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Built for snowboarders, this sock has the standard winter goodies, like a merino-wool blend, an articulated fit with compression zones, and a blister-free toe box.
There’s going to be a fundamental decision, are we going to be the bigger city Todd has articulated, and we have to grow the pie with projects he’s talked about, or to grow revenue, or to reprioritize what we want to do as a city.San Diego Is a Big City – Todd Gloria Wants it to Act Like One|Andrew Keatts|November 6, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Oil penetrates deep into the chain internals to reduce metal-on-metal friction between the bushings and rollers as they articulate against each other.
The way that that sometimes gets articulated is, if there’s no cops then there’s chaos, like there’s some kind of one-to-one correlation.What the public is getting right — and wrong — about police abolition|Fabiola Cineas|October 30, 2020|Vox
If the ticket had communicated those policies more articulately, it would have lost even bigger.
No critic had ever come at Updike so relentlessly, viciously, and articulately as Wood.
At least it's not sharply, not articulately conscious of them.The Tragic Muse|Henry James
Some of the tests we meet by actions that are easy, and some of the questions we answer in articulately formulated words.The Behavior of Crowds|Everett Dean Martin
I wish that somebody could take up something from his system into a system more articulately scientific.The Letters of William James, Vol. 1|William James
What distinction is there between a man and a beast, except that a man can speak articulately and a beast sonorously?The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love|Emanuel Swedenborg
Scarcely two hundred years back can Fame recollect articulately at all; and there she but maunders and mumbles.Past and Present|Thomas Carlyle