Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

articulate

articulate
Meaning(s)
1) to pronounce sth clearly and distinctly
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    • articulate your position/instructions/conditions
  • Analysis
     As a verb, 'to articulate' means to be clear in your speech and diction so that you are easily understood. To 'articulate clearly' is the opposite of 'to mumble'. This can be used in social and professional contexts but you are more likely to hear it used in formal situations. Similar words include 'diction' and 'eloquent'.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Air traffic controllers must articulate their instructions clearly and distinctly, so pilots understand them clearly.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. The solicitor articulated her client's defence in closing statements. 
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2) having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional LowSocial
    • an articulate speaker/presenter/manner
  • Analysis
      This is an adjective describing someone who speaks fluently and without hesitation. This adjective can also be used to describe a speaker or someone who gives cohesive and engaging talks or speeches. You can use this in social and professional contexts but it is more likely to be used in a formal or professional context. 
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. After making a powerful speech to classmates, the student was praised as an articulate speaker by the lecturer. 
    2. The actor delivered his lines in an articulate manner.
    3. My little girl surprised us when she spoke so articulately at her school play.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. She wasn't a very articulate presenter. We couldn't understand what she was saying!
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