v. e·nun·ci·at·ed, e·nun·ci·at·ing, e·nun·ci·ates
1. To pronounce; articulate.
2. To state or set forth precisely or systematically: enunciate a doctrine.
3. To announce; proclaim.
To pronounce words; speak aloud.
[Latin ēnūntiāre, ēnūntiāt- : ē-, ex-, ex- + nūntiāre, to announce (from nūntius, messenger; see neu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
e·nunci·a·ble (-ə-bəl) adj.
e·nunci·a′tive (-sē-ā′tĭv, -sē-ə-tĭv) adj.
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