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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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At some moments, the therapist needed to interrupt and ask what Luana meant by that enunciation, but as they had knowledge of their shared worlds, she could attribute meaning to the child's speeches.
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The threejudge bench said it was extremely important to have a clear enunciation of the law in view of inconsistent opinions in an earlier judgment.
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Then they pointed the finger at the cast's poor enunciation. Even Lady Sybil!
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Not only one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time, Paul Simon also has that brilliant skill of enunciation that allows you to understand every word, even on songs you have never heard before.
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Dr Alley rates highly some of those held in the 1970s in providing critical platforms for the enunciation of an increasingly independent New Zealand foreign policy.
While intonation was a problem off and on and the rhythms were at times plodding, the joy of singing and admirable enunciation put across most of the songs.
It was also an evening of many highlights: the CBSO Chorus's barely audible opening 'Requiem aeternam', manic 'quam olim Abrahae' and uplifting Sanctus; a thrillingly projected 'Liber scriptus' and meltingly beautiful Lacrimosa from soprano Erin Wall; the superb enunciation and tonal subtlety of soloists Mark Padmore and Hanno Muller-Brachmann conveying the anguish and despair of Wilfred Owen's poems; and a CBSO in glorious form throughout.
The books' 17 pages of appendices include enunciation drills, a cross-examination cheat sheet, tips on paperless debate, a glossary, and a list of books and web sites.