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
In one sentence, he treated us like adults and confirmed what I had struggled to articulate on the radio.
A big part of The Trade Desk’s success since its IPO four years ago has been how it articulated its intrinsic value to the industry.Cheatsheet: PubMatic plots path to growth as a public ad tech vendor|Seb Joseph|December 10, 2020|Digiday
These are articulate, well-researched works with concrete and valuable lessons that can be applied to your professional life.
Thus far, James had fumbled at articulating a true American cooking.To Find Hope in American Cooking, James Beard Looked to the West Coast|John Birdsall|October 2, 2020|Eater
Memory of past and foresight of future convert dumbness to some degree of articulateness.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
The night wind rustled in the corn with a crisp articulateness he had never noticed in daytime, and he felt like an eavesdropper.Hooking Watermelons|Edward Bellamy
It therefore fails altogether, I suggest, to carry on the progress of music towards greater articulateness.Musical Criticisms|Arthur Johnstone