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Definition of articulate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they articulate
    he / she / it articulates
    past simple articulated
    -ing form articulating
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  1. 1[transitive] articulate something (to somebody) (formal) to express or explain your thoughts or feelings clearly in words She struggled to articulate her thoughts. It is the school's duty to articulate its rules to parents.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] to speak, pronounce, or play something in a clear way He was too drunk to articulate properly. articulate something Every note was carefully articulated.
  3. 3[intransitive] articulate (with something) (formal) to be related to something so that together the two parts form a whole These courses are designed to articulate with advanced degrees.
  4. 4[intransitive, transitive] (technology) to be joined to something else by a joint, so that movement is possible; to join something in this way articulate (with something) bones that articulate with others articulate something All these bones are articulated with each other.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: articulate

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