In a letter written during this period to a friend, Helen Reid, Roosevelt articulated this core belief.
He not only articulated the need for Americans to actively engage in world markets, clearly and convincingly.
Nine years into the Afghan conflict, it is shocking that no one has articulated a strategy of any significance.
"jointed," 1610s, past participle adjective from articulate (v.). Meaning "made distinct" is from 1855.
1590s, "to divide speech into distinct parts" (earlier "to formally bring charges against," 1550s), from Latin articulatus, past participle of articulare "to separate into joints," also "to utter distinctly," from articulus "joint" (see article). Generalized sense of "express in words" is from 1690s. Literal sense, "to join, to attach by joints," is attested from 1610s. Earlier senses, "to set forth in articles," "to bring a charge against" (1560s) now are obsolete or nearly so. Related: Articulated; articulating.
1580s in the speech sense (1570s as "formulated in articles"), from Latin articulatus (see articulate (v.)). Literal meaning "composed of segments united by joints" is from c.1600; the general sense of "speaking accurately" is short for articulate-speaking (1829). Related: Articulately.
Characterized by or having articulations; jointed.
articulate ar·tic·u·late (är-tĭk'yə-lĭt)
Capable of speaking distinctly and connectedly.
Consisting of sections united by joints; jointed.
To speak distinctly and connectedly.
To join or connect together loosely to allow motion between the parts.
To unite by forming a joint or joints.
To form a joint; be jointed.