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articulate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisharticulatear‧tic‧u‧late1 /ɑːˈtɪkjəleɪt $ ɑːr-/ ●○○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 EXPRESS[transitive] formal to express your ideas or feelings in words 🔊 Many people are unable to articulate the unhappiness they feel.2 SPEAK A LANGUAGE[intransitive, transitive] to pronounce what you are saying in a clear and careful way 🔊 He was so drunk that he could barely articulate his words.3 [intransitive, transitive] technical if something such as a bone in your body is articulated to another thing, it is joined to it in a way that allows movement4 articulate something with something→ See Verb table
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articulateI was feeling emotions that I found difficult to articulate.Such taxonomies provide us with a basis for thinking more clearly about the kinds of generalizations that we can articulate.As was the case a century ago, each side of this argument is articulating an important half-truth.Alternatively, the upstream team has to articulate better the consequences of its decisions.None the less, groups periodically emerge to articulate demands for political, social, and economic changes.However, this sense had now to be articulated in new ways.Racist attitudes are not simply articulated in the vicious attacks of racist thugs.In turn the profession would articulate philosophy and justify efforts and achievements with confidence to the wider community.The remaining 14 selections are equally familiar baroque trumpet fare and they are all articulated with dazzling clarity and enthusiasm.
articulatear‧tic‧u‧late2 /ɑːˈtɪkjələt $ ɑːr-/ ●○○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 EXPRESSable to talk easily and effectively about things, especially difficult subjects opp inarticulate 🔊 bright, articulate 17-year-olds 🔊 a highly articulate speaker2 CLEAR/EASY TO UNDERSTANDwriting or speech that is articulate is very clear and easy to understand even if the subject is difficultarticulately adverb
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articulateYet Jessica was bright and articulate.She came in here and was beautiful and articulate and had a vision for this church and this community.There are also a number of articulate carers, whose visibility is enhanced by the work of the Carers National Association.Less forceful, less certain, and less articulate followers may find it impossible to challenge the leader.Because he was literate and articulate, he showed a bitter contempt for the self-appointed intellectuals of the inter-war years.articulate insectsHe is handsome, confident and articulate, like many of the students at this college.He said: I found them very pleasant and articulate people.It will not get tougher without sustained and articulate pressure from women.You have to be articulate to be good at debating.One day I open an envelope and discover the most articulate Tonelli I have ever come across in my life.highly articulateThe Aborigines, like all human groups, had highly articulated languages.
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Verb table
articulate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyarticulate
he, she, itarticulates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyarticulated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave articulated
he, she, ithas articulated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad articulated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill articulate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have articulated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam articulating
he, she, itis articulating
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you, we, theyare articulating
Past
I, he, she, itwas articulating
you, we, theywere articulating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been articulating
he, she, ithas been articulating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been articulating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be articulating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been articulating
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