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articulate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of articulate

  1. able to express oneself clearly and well the television crew covering the science fair were looking for photogenic and articulate students to explain their projects on the air Synonyms eloquent, fluent, silver-tongued, well-spoken Related Words facile, glib, smooth-tongued, voluble; expressive, outspoken, verbal, vocal; blabby, chatty, garrulous, loquacious, talkative, verbose; unfaltering, unhesitating Near Antonyms faltering, halting, hesitant, maundering, mumbling, muttering, sputtering, stammering, stumbling, stuttering; mute, speechless, tongueless, tongue-tied, voiceless Antonyms inarticulate, ineloquent, unvocal


articulate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of articulate

  1. 1 to utter clearly and distinctly uses a very measured tone and articulates every syllable when issuing scoldings Synonyms enunciate Related Words express, pronounce, say, speak, talk, tell, utter, verbalize, vocalize, voice; speak out, speak up Near Antonyms falter, grunt, halt, hesitate, maunder, splutter, sputter, stammer, stumble, stutter; mouth, mumble, murmur, mutter, whisper; breathe, drawl, gasp

  2. 2 to convey in appropriate or telling terms an essay that masterfully articulates the case for a greater commitment to space exploration Synonyms phrase, clothe, couch, express, formulate, put, say, state, wordRelated Words craft, frame; hint, imply, insinuate, intimate, suggest; paraphrase, rephrase, restate, reword, summarize, translate; communicate, disclose, speak, talk, tell, utter, verbalize, vocalize; describe, render, write up

  3. 3 to express (a thought or emotion) in words I'm not articulating my thoughts very well Synonyms say, bring out, enunciate, pass, speak, state, talk, tell, utter, verbalize, vocalizeRelated Words air, discuss, give, look, share, sound, vent, ventilate, voice; blabber, bolt, blurt, get off, shoot; advertise, announce, blaze, broadcast, declare, post, proclaim, promulgate, publicize, publish; affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow; breathe, chirp, drawl, gasp, lip, mouth, murmur, purr, shout, splutter, spout, whisper; clothe, couch, formulate, formulize, phrase, put, word; comment, pipe up (with), remark; rip (out), snarlNear Antonyms stifle, suppress


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