Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb articulate

5 senses of articulate

Sense 1
joint, articulate -- (provide with a joint; "the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood")
       => supply, provide, render, furnish -- (give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater")

Sense 2
give voice, formulate, word, phrase, articulate -- (put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees")
       => express, show, evince -- (give expression to; "She showed her disappointment")

Sense 3
pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say -- (speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?")

Sense 4
articulate -- (unite by forming a joint or joints; "the ankle bone articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle bones")
       => connect, link, link up, join, unite -- (be or become joined or united or linked; "The two streets connect to become a highway"; "Our paths joined"; "The travelers linked up again at the airport")

Sense 5
articulate, enunciate, vocalize, vocalise -- (express or state clearly)
       => state, say, tell -- (express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name")

Antonyms of adj articulate

2 senses of articulate

Sense 1
articulate (vs. inarticulate) -- (expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; "articulate speech"; "an articulate orator"; "articulate beings")

inarticulate (vs. articulate), unarticulate -- (without or deprived of the use of speech or words; "inarticulate beasts"; "remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal"; "inarticulate with rage"; "an inarticulate cry")
        => aphasic -- (unable to speak because of a brain lesion)
        => aphonic, voiceless -- (being without sound through injury or illness and thus incapable of all but whispered speech)
        => dumb, mute, silent -- (unable to speak because of hereditary deafness)
        => dumb -- (lacking the power of human speech; "dumb animals")
        => incoherent, tongue-tied -- (unable to express yourself clearly or fluently; "felt tongue-tied with embarrassment"; "incoherent with grief")
        => mute, tongueless, unspoken, wordless -- (expressed without speech; "a mute appeal"; "a silent curse"; "best grief is tongueless"- Emily Dickinson; "the words stopped at her lips unsounded"; "unspoken grief"; "choking exasperation and wordless shame"- Thomas Wolfe)
        => speechless, dumb -- (temporarily incapable of speaking; "struck dumb"; "speechless with shock")
        => unarticulated -- (uttered without the use of normal words or syllables)

Sense 2
articulated (vs. unarticulated), articulate -- (consisting of segments held together by joints)


Similarity of adj articulate

2 senses of articulate

Sense 1
articulate (vs. inarticulate) -- (expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; "articulate speech"; "an articulate orator"; "articulate beings")
       => eloquent, facile, fluent, silver, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken -- (expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; "able to dazzle with his facile tongue"; "silver speech")
       => speech-endowed -- (capable of speech; "the speaking animal")
       => well-spoken -- (speaking or spoken fittingly or pleasingly; "a well-spoken gentleman"; "a few well-spoken words on civic pride")
          Also See-> communicative#2, communicatory#1; spoken#1

Sense 2
articulated (vs. unarticulated), articulate -- (consisting of segments held together by joints)
       => jointed -- (having joints or jointed segments;)

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