Articulate and Tell


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Articulate verb – To utter clearly and distinctly.
Usage example: uses a very measured tone and articulates every syllable when issuing scoldings

Tell is a synonym for articulate in express topic. In some cases you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Articulate", when it comes to topics like words, speak.
Nearby Words: articulation, articulated, articulately, articulating, articular
Synonyms for Articulate


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Tell verb – To express (a thought or emotion) in words.
Usage example: just tell us what is in your heart

Articulate is a synonym for tell in words topic. Sometimes you can use "Articulate" instead a verb "Tell", if it concerns topics such as speak.
Nearby Words: telling, teller
Synonyms for Tell

Common collocations

truth articulate truth tell truth
future articulate future tell future
plan articulate plan tell plan
story articulate story tell story
Other nouns: feelings.

Both words in one sentence

  • Series / Shaun Micallefs Mad As Hell I'll Never Tell You What I'm Telling You: A variant:Shaun: Can you articulate any aspect of your policy regarding asylum seekers without giving people smugglers a heads up?
  • Later on, when the power goes out at a slumber party, Fiona and Rhonda tell her she's hiding something, but before she can articulate an answer, they say that she's wearing Bruno's sheepskin, (he sometimes wears her on his back, but later wears a skin made out of her wool).
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