verb (used with object),e·nun·ci·at·ed,e·nun·ci·at·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·nun·ci·at·ed,e·nun·ci·at·ing.
to pronounce words, especially in an articulate or a particular manner.
Origin of enunciate
1615–25; < Latinēnūntiātus (past participle of ēnūntiāre), equivalent to ē-e-1 + nūnti(us) messenger, message + -ātus-ate1
Related formse·nun·ci·a·ble, adjectivee·nun·ci·a·bil·i·ty, noune·nun·ci·a·tive, e·nun·ci·a·to·ry, adjectivee·nun·ci·a·tive·ly, adverbe·nun·ci·a·tor, nounnon·e·nun·ci·a·tive, adjectivenon·e·nun·ci·a·to·ry, adjectivere·e·nun·ci·ate, verb,re·e·nun·ci·at·ed,re·e·nun·ci·at·ing.un·e·nun·ci·a·ble, adjectiveun·e·nun·ci·at·ed, adjectiveun·e·nun·ci·a·tive, adjectiveCan be confusedannounceenunciatepronounce (see synonym study at announce)annunciateenunciate
1620s, "declare, express," from Latin enuntiatus, past participle of enuntiare "speak out, say, express, assert; divulge, disclose, reveal, betray," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + nuntiare "to announce" (see nuncio). Or perhaps a back-formation from enunciation. Meaning "to articulate, pronounce" is from 1759. Related: Enunciated; enunciating.