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
For the first time I have heard, Barrera articulated the school district’s view that educators must be vaccinated before they can return to schools as the pandemic continues.
“The ABC test articulated in Dynamex was within the scope of what employers reasonably could have foreseen,” the court wrote, referring to the three-part test laid out in the decision that determines whether a worker should be considered an employee.Sacramento Report: Voepel Under Fire for ‘Shots Fired’ Remarks|Sara Libby|January 15, 2021|Voice of San Diego
Plus, the DOJ lawsuit raised Plaid’s profile considerably by crediting to it an ambition that Plaid itself has yet to articulate, at least publicly.Plaid without Visa? It might be a blessing in disguise|Jen Wieczner|January 13, 2021|Fortune
I asked for some of her insights about having played a small role in helping articulate America’s reaction to the riots and about revisiting the photo she took years ago in a new context.She Photographed Police Abuse at a 2014 BLM March Then Watched the Image Go Viral During Capitol Riot|by Lisa Larson-Walker|January 11, 2021|ProPublica
It seems alien to describe an “Assassin’s Creed” game as articulate.
We can repeat these tones without fatiguing the vocal chords, since they are produced by the articulative apparatus.Delsarte System of Oratory|Various