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enunciate

[ ih-nuhn-see-eyt ]
/ 瑟藞n蕦n si藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), e路nun路ci路at路ed, e路nun路ci路at路ing.
to utter or pronounce (words, sentences, etc.), especially in an articulate or a particular manner: He enunciates his words distinctly.
to state or declare definitely, as a theory.
to announce or proclaim: to enunciate one's intentions.
verb (used without object), e路nun路ci路at路ed, e路nun路ci路at路ing.
to pronounce words, especially in an articulate or a particular manner.
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Origin of enunciate

First recorded in 1615鈥25; from Latin 膿n奴nti膩tus (past participle of 膿n奴nti膩re ), equivalent to 膿- 鈥渇rom, out of鈥 (see e-1) + n奴nti(us) 鈥渕essenger, message鈥 + -膩tus suffix (see -ate1)

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH enunciate

1. announce, enunciate , pronounce2. annunciate, enunciate
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British Dictionary definitions for enunciate

enunciate
/ (瑟藞n蕦ns瑟藢e瑟t) /

verb
to articulate or pronounce (words), esp clearly and distinctly
(tr) to state precisely or formally

Derived forms of enunciate

enunciation, nounenunciative or enunciatory, adjectiveenunciatively, adverbenunciator, noun

Word Origin for enunciate

C17: from Latin 膿nunti膩re to declare, from nunti膩re to announce, from nuntius messenger
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