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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms of articulate (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to utter clearly and distinctly
  • uses a very measured tone and articulates every syllable when issuing scoldings

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2 to convey in appropriate or telling terms
  • an essay that masterfully articulates the case for a greater commitment to space exploration

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3 to express (a thought or emotion) in words
  • I'm not articulating my thoughts very well

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The first known use of articulate was in 1531

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“Articulate.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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