AskDefine | Define enunciate

Dictionary Definition

enunciate

Verb

1 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?" [syn: pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, say]
2 express or state clearly [syn: articulate, vocalize, vocalise]

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English

Etymology

enuntiatus, past participle of enuntio to report, declare, from e- + nuntio to report

Pronunciation

  • /ɪˈnʌnsiˌeɪt/

Verb

  1. : To make a definite or systematic statement of.
  2. To announce, proclaim.
    The boss enunciated the new policy.
  3. To articulate, pronounce.
    You must enunciate all the syllables.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

advance, affirm, allege, announce, annunciate, argue, articulate, assert, assever, asseverate, aver, avouch, avow, breathe, chime, chorus, come out with, communicate, contend, convey, declare, declare roundly, deliver, develop, disclose, emit, express, fling off, formulate, give, give expression, give notice, give out with, give tongue, give utterance, give voice, have, hold, impart, insist, issue a manifesto, issue a statement, lay, lay down, let out, lip, maintain, make a statement, make an announcement, manifesto, out with, outline, phonate, phrase, postulate, pour forth, predicate, present, proclaim, profess, pronounce, protest, publish a manifesto, put, put forth, put in words, put it, raise, report, say, set down, set forth, sound, speak, speak out, speak up, stand for, stand on, state, submit, tell, throw off, utter, verbalize, vocalize, voice, whisper, word
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