[ ih-nuhn-see-eyt ]
/ ɪˈnʌn siˌeɪt /
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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.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of enunciate
OTHER WORDS FROM enunciate
e·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, adverb
e·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, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for enunciate
/ (ɪˈnʌnsɪˌeɪt) /
to articulate or pronounce (words), esp clearly and distinctly
(tr) to state precisely or formally
Derived forms of enunciateenunciation, nounenunciative or enunciatory, adjectiveenunciatively, adverbenunciator, noun
Word Origin for enunciate
C17: from Latin ēnuntiāre to declare, from nuntiāre to announce, from nuntius messenger
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