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enunciate

e·nun·ci·ate

enunciate

 
pronunciation:
ih nuhn si eIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: enunciated, enunciates, enunciating
definition 1: to pronounce (words), esp. in a clear and distinct voice.
synonyms:
articulate, pronounce, sound
similar words:
accentuate, say, voice
definition 2: to state (an idea, belief, or the like) with clarity and exactness.
synonyms:
articulate
similar words:
assert, express, state, voice
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to pronounce words, esp. in a clear and distinct voice.
If she does not learn to enunciate, she will never become an actor.
synonyms:
articulate, pronounce
similar words:
speak, talk
derivations: enunciation (n.), enunciator (n.)
Word Parts
The word enunciate contains the following parts:
e- Latin prefix that means out, out of, away
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The prefix e- is an assimilated form of ex- used before roots beginning with certain consonants (b d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v). See ex-.
noun, nunc Latin root that means declare
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).