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articulate (adj) capable of expressing one's thoughts and ideas very clearly; clearly stated or pronounced (speech, idea, etc.); state very strongly.

If you are articulate, you can express your thoughts, ideas, views, etc., very clearly. Humans become articulate at the age of six or seven, that is, humans can state clearly what they feel and think, from that age. Your words or speech is articulate when they are clearly stated or pronounced. Great surprise, deep grief, etc., prevent us from stating clearly what the matter is, that is, they prevent our words from being articulate. Stating our views and opinions very clearly is also to be articulate. 'They were quite articulate about their dislike of the scheme.' This means, they clearly said that they are against the scheme.

  • They did feel insulted by the way he treated them, but they were not articulate about their humiliation, because of their sense of decency.
  • Unable to bear the shock and grief of her child's sudden death, Mary was in no position to be articulate, she just sobbed.
  • The workers are quite articulate about what they expect from the management - an immediate wage increase.
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