[ US /ɑɹˈtɪkjəˌɫeɪt, ɑɹˈtɪkjəɫət/ ]
  1. express or state clearly
  2. provide with a joint
    the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood
  3. unite by forming a joint or joints
    the ankle bone articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle bones
  4. speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
    She pronounces French words in a funny way
    Can the child sound out this complicated word?
    I cannot say `zip wire'
  5. put into words or an expression
    He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees
  1. expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language
    articulate beings
    articulate speech
    an articulate orator
  2. consisting of segments held together by joints
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How To Use articulate In A Sentence

  • If you find a great deal of variety, you probably need to articulate a mission for the group.
  • Particulates and dust in Earth's atmosphere along the line of sight tend to absorb blue light more effectively than red light.
  • This finding is of great concern inasmuch as the protection principle and measures of gaseous arsine are different from the airborne arsenic particulate.
  • _Phyllocactus_ in having the branches dilated into the form of fleshy leaves, but differ in haying them divided into short truncate leaf-like portions, which are articulated, that is to say, provided with a joint by which they separate spontaneously; the margins are crenate or dentate, and the flowers, which are large and showy, magenta or crimson, appear at the apex of the terminal joints. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"
  • Al-Jazeera has emerged as a full-fledged political actor because it reflects and articulates popular sentiment. In post-Mubarak Egypt, the rebirth of the Arab world
  • The Kennedy partisans are quite a tongue-tied bunch, all of them struggling gamely, if inarticulately, to somehow dismiss or disdain or circumlocute what is, apparently, the main focus of the film. The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com
  • Scented candles, especially the industrial strength and size that many people light around the holidays, give off more than fragrance-studies show they produce tiny bits of pollution known as particulates that can inflame the respiratory tract and aggravate asthma, Dr. Sublett says. Msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines
  • The results of two recent studies have demonstrated an association between postneonatal mortality and particulate air pollution.
  • Yet the confusing thing about her mania, says Todd, is her ability to remain articulate, clever and funny.
  • Classic poetry and rhetoric give kids a language, at once subtle and copious, in which to articulate their own thoughts, perceptions, and inchoate feelings.
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