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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. © 2015 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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But the act of enunciation may be less visible (receding enunciation), and the enonce may hide the presence of the enunciator and enunciatee (enuncive enonce) at the level of narrative, where the subject of enunciation acts by means of narrator and narratee.
Regarding its application to the field of poetry, we must presume that it is in the non-metaleptic sector--which Rodenas de Moya organizes into three subtypes with respect to the enunciative voice (metacomments from the implicit author or from the narrator, statements from the characters, and digressions or notes that have no explicit or clear enunciator)--that we would have to place the majority of metapoetic variants.
That images cannot remain so empty in comics drives Kochalka's prickling irony and reveals his aesthetic to be "haunted by the spectre of representation," which Miller and Pratt (2004) describe as the fear that "[t]he barrier between dream and reality may not be so permeable, and a gap between signifier and signified, enunciator and subject may still open up." With its reference to the unconscious as a site for violations in the imaginary, this scene informs a later one of the I-con before the mirror of the real.
The enunciator puts forth a message comprised of coherent supra-segmental practices by which he/she aims to arouse a definite type of change on the recipient.
This intention to make fun creates a distance between the paradox and its enunciator, as well as inviting for a similar distance to be taken between the paradox and the interlocutor, completing the subversion.
Other important measures designed for facilitation of the public include internal announcement and enunciator panels, which would guide and facilitate journalists, visitors and officers and officials regarding the ongoing activities at the Parliament House, particularly meetings of the parliamentary committees.
Other important measures designed for facilitation of the public include internal announcement and enunciator panels which would guide and facilitate the journalists, visitors and officers and officials regarding the ongoing activities at the Parliament House particularly, the meetings of the parliamentary committees.
(108) The decision thus added another level of metadiscourse to the Court's growing consciousness of itself as more than simply the enunciator of constitutional truths; it became necessary for the Court to pronounce not just the rule but the specific time boundaries in which the rule would operate.
The enunciator of the overlaying statement, however, is not in the image.
In medieval texts, he is frequently upheld as a staunch pre-destinarian, a clear enunciator of Sunni Islam.
The creation of discursive characters can reveal the enunciator's ideological inclination because they are not created without purpose.