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  • Verb:
    • AHD: ärtĭ'kyəlāt
    • IPA: /ɑːˈtɪkjʊleɪt/ (RP), /ɑːrtɪkjəleɪt/ (US)
    • SAMPA: /a:"tIkjUleIt/ (RP), /a:rtIkjUleIt/ (US)
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Adjective

articulate (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
articulate

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. clear, effective
  2. especially, speaking in a clear or effective manner
    She’s a bright, articulate young woman.
  3. able to bend or hinge at certain points or intervals
    The robot arm was articulate in two directions.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to articulate

Third person singular
articulat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to articulate (third-person singular simple present articulat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To make clear or effective.
  2. To speak clearly; to enunciate.
    I wish he’d articulate his words more clearly.
  3. To explain; to put into words; to make something specific.
    I like this painting, but I can’t articulate why.
  4. To bend or hinge something at intervals, or to allow or build something so that it can bend.
    an articulated bus
  5. (music) to attack a note, as by tonguing, slurring, bowing, etc.
    Articulate that passage heavily.
  6. (anatomy) to form a joint or connect by joints
    The lower jaw articulates with the skull at the temporomandibular joint.

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