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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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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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The questions will be enunciated in good time for that referendum to take place."
The court then examined whether the award represented a "gain or accession to wealth," as contemplated by the 16th Amendment, an analysis first enunciated in Glenshaw Glass Co., 348 US 426 (1955).
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We all need to earn for our livelihood, but the moral code enunciated by all religions is to shun wealth.
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He has enunciated and embodied the pain and anger of African American history, even and especially in the church.
"Do you want to go away too?" And then Jesus enunciated something that was tragically prophetic: "Have I not chosen you, you Twelve?
Building on theories enunciated by Isaiah Berlin (and, a century earlier, by John Stuart Mill), Galston argues that there is no such thing as the good life.
As President, Reagan enunciated his principles and expected subordinates to turn them into policy.
Compared with during the initial play period, these babies enunciated substantially more syllables such as "da" and "gu" They also drew deeper breaths while vocalizing, which improved their articulation of speech sounds and removed the nasal tone that many of them had at first.
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He never worked with trumpets and trombones, but he enunciated perfectly.
"Ironically, the Christian theology represented by The Simpsons--salvation by works as well as grace--may come closest to that enunciated by Pope John Paul II in late 2000....
Many to-day are ignorant of the Ten Commandments, and the great moral principles Jesus enunciated, which have been the very foundation of our society and the laws of this land.
Ama Ata Aidoo's play, Dilemma of a Ghost, performed at the University of Ghana in 1964 and published a year later, explored further the clash-of-cultures theme enunciated in Chinua Achebe's groundbreaking novel, Things Fall Apart (1958), and simultaneously broke new ground by examining the complex ties between Africans and African Americans.