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Synonyms for articulate
ɑrˈtɪk yə lɪt; -ˌleɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. articulate(adj)

    expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language

    "articulate speech"; "an articulate orator"; "articulate beings"

    Synonyms:
    articulated

    Antonyms:
    unarticulate, speechless, silent, mute, dumb, inarticulate, unspoken, tongue-tied, voiceless, aphonic, unarticulated, wordless, incoherent, tongueless, aphasic

  2. articulated, articulate(verb)

    consisting of segments held together by joints

    Synonyms:
    articulated

    Antonyms:
    aphonic, unarticulated, mute, unspoken, dumb, voiceless, inarticulate, aphasic, silent, tongueless, unarticulate, tongue-tied, incoherent, wordless, speechless

  3. joint, articulate(verb)

    provide with a joint

    "the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood"

    Synonyms:
    phrase, joint, sound out, say, formulate, give voice, enounce, vocalise, enunciate, word, vocalize, pronounce

    Antonyms:
    inarticulate, speechless, unarticulate, unarticulated, silent, aphasic, mute, unspoken, dumb, tongue-tied, incoherent, tongueless, wordless, aphonic, voiceless

  4. give voice, formulate, word, phrase, articulate(verb)

    put into words or an expression

    "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"

    Synonyms:
    sound out, devise, enounce, explicate, say, develop, excogitate, enunciate, joint, phrase, pronounce, vocalise, invent, contrive, vocalize, word, forge, formulate, give voice

    Antonyms:
    dumb, unarticulated, voiceless, speechless, inarticulate, incoherent, tongueless, aphasic, mute, unspoken, silent, aphonic, wordless, tongue-tied, unarticulate

  5. pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say(verb)

    speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

    "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"

    Synonyms:
    tell, sound out, state, enounce, enjoin, label, formulate, suppose, enunciate, joint, read, feel out, say, pronounce, vocalise, give voice, allege, vocalize, aver, word, check out, judge, order, phrase

    Antonyms:
    dumb, tongue-tied, unarticulate, tongueless, aphasic, mute, incoherent, unarticulated, wordless, voiceless, silent, aphonic, unspoken, inarticulate, speechless

  6. articulate(verb)

    unite by forming a joint or joints

    "the ankle bone articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle bones"

    Synonyms:
    phrase, joint, sound out, say, formulate, give voice, enounce, vocalise, enunciate, word, vocalize, pronounce

    Antonyms:
    silent, unarticulate, wordless, unspoken, speechless, voiceless, aphasic, mute, aphonic, tongueless, unarticulated, tongue-tied, inarticulate, dumb, incoherent

  7. articulate, enunciate, vocalize, vocalise(verb)

    express or state clearly

    Synonyms:
    sound out, enounce, sound, say, phonate, formulate, vowelize, enunciate, joint, voice, phrase, pronounce, vocalise, give voice, vocalize, word, vowelise

    Antonyms:
    wordless, mute, tongueless, dumb, aphonic, silent, incoherent, voiceless, inarticulate, unspoken, aphasic, tongue-tied, unarticulate, speechless, unarticulated

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. articulate

    To utter is to give forth as an audible sound, articulate or not. To talk is to utter a succession of connected words, ordinarily with the expectation of being listened to. To speak is to give articulate utterance even to a single word; the officer speaks the word of command, but does not talk it. To speak is also to utter words with the ordinary intonation, as distinguished from singing. To chat is ordinarily to utter in a familiar, conversational way; to chatter is to talk in an empty, ceaseless way like a magpie.

    Synonyms:
    announce, chat, chatter, converse, declaim, declare, deliver, discourse, enunciate, express, pronounce, say, speak, talk, tell, utter

    Preposition:
    Speak to (address) a person; speak with a person (converse with him); speak of or about a thing (make it the subject of remark); speak on or upon a subject; in parliamentary language, speak to the question.

Editors Contribution

  1. make (oneself) understood

    to put into words.

    a new born baby may display emotions with a smile, or by crying, but as yet they are unable to articulate there feelings.

    Submitted by rinat on November 10, 2015  
  2. make public

    Submitted by anonymous on December 30, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. articulate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    jointed, articulated. distinctly uttered

  2. articulate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    utter distinctly (as respects the elementary sounds), PRONOUNCE, ENOUNCE, speak

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "articulate":

    express, formulate, articulated, define, enunciate

How to pronounce articulate?

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How to say articulate in sign language?

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How to use articulate in a sentence?

  1. Rachel Walton:

    Stephanie Mines is brilliant in her ability to articulate the complexities of shock and trauma, along with the framework for healing that she has developed. This makes her classes deeply gratifying and inspiring. I now have invaluable tools that support me in caring for myself, as well as skills and a new perspective that helps me in my care of others.

  2. Carlos Munoz:

    I had no idea what that was so I went down to Chinatown and got myself a copy out of curiosity. with all due respect to my generation back in the 60s, the kids today are much more articulate.

  3. Christine Connelly:

    She was the first young person who picked up the national spotlight, went on TV and was able to articulate her perspective and point of view with such innocence.

  4. Robert Weiss:

    It allows us to better articulate who has a problem and who doesn't, and it takes it out of the hands of the client or the culture or the church and puts it squarely on the science, it tells us that this is unrelated to sexual orientation or gender identity, and we didn't have that before. It takes out all that judgment.

  5. David Bowie:

    I had to resign myself, many years ago, that I'm not too articulate when it comes to explaining how I feel about things. But my music does it for me, it really does.

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Translations for articulate

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  • يتكلم بوArabic
  • шарнирен, свързвам, произнасям ясно, членоразделен, съединявам, артикулирам, изяснявам, отчетлив, ставен, ясенBulgarian
  • articulatCatalan, Valencian
  • artikulovatCzech
  • klar, artikulieren, redegewandt, ausdrücken, effektiv, betonenGerman
  • αρθρώνωGreek
  • articulado, claro, articular, vocalizar, elocuente, articularseSpanish
  • بیانPersian
  • artikuloida, ääntää selvästi, niveltääFinnish
  • éloquente, articuler, clair, articulé, éloquentFrench
  • siùbhlach, pongailScottish Gaelic
  • artikulált, érthető, világosHungarian
  • հոդաբաշխArmenian
  • pandai berbicaraIndonesian
  • artikularIdo
  • chiaro, eloquenteItalian
  • geärticuleerd, efficiënt, benadrukken, uitdrukken, duidelijk, articuleren, geleed, verzorgen, klaar, uitleggen, uitspreken, welbespraakt, gelede, taalvaardigDutch
  • artikulereNorwegian
  • articulaRomanian
  • выразительный, членораздельныйRussian
  • 說出Chinese

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