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enunciate (something) to (one)

To speak very clearly to one; to say something very precisely to one. Can you please stop mumbling and enunciate what you're saying to me? I can't understand you otherwise.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

enunciate something to someone

to say something to someone very clearly and distinctly. Now, enunciate it to everyone, because they probably did not understand you the first time. I will enunciate it to you one more time, slowly.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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His conclusion that the Volta Pinta becomes a sort of "manifesto," whereby Tuti and the cultivated class of Assisi enunciate their objectives of good government and caution those who would challenge its leadership, would be more persuasive had he clarified the social and political situation in mid-sixteenth-century Assisi.
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The text may well produce seizures among the more delicate advocates and narrow minded practitioners of political correctness because it enunciates the older virtues of developing constitutional liberty, toleration, Empire and Monarchy and accepts the existence of the English race.
As important, TEI believes the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Stewart enunciates a clear and rational tax policy basis for distinguishing commercial activities from personal and hobby-related expenditures.
He has taken that power unto himself, as he enunciates the Bush doctrine of permanent war.
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To his credit, Moore enunciates these lines carefully, and he also makes some interesting comments about the poems' compositional and biographical contexts.