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Laravel includes Eloquent, an object-relational mapper (ORM) that makes it enjoyable to interact with your database. When using Eloquent, each database table has a corresponding 'Model' that is used to interact with that table. Definition of eloquent in the Definitions.net dictionary. Meaning of eloquent. What does eloquent mean? Information and translations of eloquent in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on. Eloquent determines the foreign key name by examining the name of the relationship method and suffixing the method name with id. So, in this case, Eloquent assumes that the Phone model has a userid column. However, if the foreign key on the Phone model is not userid, you may pass a custom key name as the second argument to the belongsTo method. 19 synonyms of eloquent from the Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, plus 59 related words, definitions, and antonyms. Find another word for eloquent. Eloquent: able to express oneself clearly and well. Giving a clear, strong message: She made an eloquent appeal for action. The pictures were an eloquent reminder of the power of the volcano.

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Capable of or characterized by eloquence: an eloquent speaker; an eloquent sermon.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin ēloquēns, ēloquent-, present participle of ēloquī, to speak out; see elocution.]
el′o·quent·ness n.
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(ˈɛləkwənt) adj
1. (of speech, writing, etc) characterized by fluency and persuasiveness
2. visibly or vividly expressive, as of an emotion: an eloquent yawn.
[C14: from Latin ēloquēns, from ēloquī to speak out, from loquī to speak]
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(ˈɛl ə kwənt)
1. skilled in fluent, forceful, and appropriate speech.
2. exhibiting forceful and appropriate expression.
3. (of actions, gestures, etc.) forcefully expressive.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin ēloquent-, s. of ēloquēns, orig. present participle of ēloquī to utter, put into words =ē-e- + loquī- speak]
syn: eloquent, articulate both refer to effective language or an effective user of language. eloquent implies vivid, moving, and convincing expression: an eloquent plea for disarmament. articulate suggests fluent, clear, and coherent expression: an articulate speaker.
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Adj.1.eloquent - expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively; 'able to dazzle with his facile tongue'; 'silver speech'
silver-tongued, smooth-spoken, fluent, facile, silver
articulate - expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language; 'articulate speech'; 'an articulate orator'; 'articulate beings'
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1.silver-tongued, moving, powerful, effective, stirring, articulate, persuasive, graceful, forceful, fluent, expressive, well-expressedHe made a very eloquent speech at the dinner.
silver-tonguedhalting, stumbling, faltering, hesitant, speechless, inarticulate, tongue-tied, wordless
2.expressive, telling, pointed, revealing, significant, pregnant, vivid, meaningful, indicative, suggestiveHer only reply was an eloquent glance at the clock.
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adjective1. Fluently persuasive and forceful:
articulate, facund, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken.
2. Exceedingly dignified in form, tone, or style:
elevated, exalted, grand, high, high-flown, lofty.
3. Effectively conveying meaning, feeling, or mood:
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mælskur, sem er vel máli farinn


[ˈeləkwənt]ADJ [person, speech] → elocuente; [gesture, look, silenceEloquent] → revelador, elocuente
his lawyer made an eloquent plea for leniencysu abogadosolicitó con elocuencia que el juez fuese indulgente
to be eloquent proof of sthser una pruebafehaciente de algo
Eloquentsee alsowax2
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[ˈɛləkwənt]adj [person] → éloquent(e); [speech, statement, plea] → éloquent(e)
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(= persuasive)speech, wordsgewandt; statement, tribute, pleawortgewandt; personredegewandt; his lawyer made an eloquent plea for leniencysein Anwaltbat mit gewandtenWorten um Milde; to be eloquent about or on somethingmit schönenWorten über etw(acc)reden; to be eloquent in describing/recommending somethingetw mit gewandtenorschönenWortenbeschreiben/empfehlen; to wax eloquent (about or on something)(von etw) schwärmen
(fig) hands, voiceausdrucksvoll; gestureberedt; silenceberedt, vielsagend; to be or give eloquent testimony to somethingein beredtesZeugnis für etw sein, etwberedtbezeugen; to be eloquent proof of somethingein überzeugenderBeweis für etw sein
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(ˈeləkwəns) noun
the power of expressing feelings or thoughts in words that impress or move other people. a speaker of great eloquence. welsprekendheid فَصاحَه، بَلاغَه красноречие eloquência výmluvnost die Redegewandtheit veltalenhed, talegaver; retorik ευγλωττία elocuencia ilukõnelisus فصاحت؛ خوش بیانی kaunopuheisuus éloquence אָמָנוּת הַדִיבּוּר वाग्मिता rječitost ékesszólás kefasihan málsnilld eloquenza 雄弁 웅변술 iškalbingumas, gražbylystė daiļrunība kefasihan welsprekendheidveltalenhet, talekunst elokwencja, krasomówstwo فصاحت او بلاغت، دوينا اغيزه ناكى eloquência elocvenţă красноречие výrečnosť govorništvo elokventnost vältalighet การพูดจูงใจ güzel konuşma 雄辯,口才 красномовство فصاحت tài hùng biện 雄辩,口才
ˈeloquent adjective
an eloquent speaker/speech. welsprekend فَصيح، بَليغ красноречие eloquente výmluvný redegewandt veltalende; retorisk ευφραδήςelocuente ilukõneline شیوا؛ گویا kaunopuheinen éloquent אָמָן דִּיבּוּר सुवक्ता rječit ékesszóló fasih mælskur, sem er vel máli farinn eloquente 雄弁な 웅변인 iškalbingas daiļrunīgs fasih welsprekenduttrykksfull, veltalendeelokwentny, wymowny فصيح او بليغو اغيزه ناكه (لكه وينا eloquente elocvent красноречивый výrečný zgovoren elokventan vältalig พูดจูงใจ güzel konuşan 雄辯的,有說服力的 красномовний فصیح البیان có khả năng hùng biện 雄辩的,有说服力的
ˈeloquently adverb
welbespraaktheid بِبَلاغَه، بِفَصاحَه красноречиво eloquentemente výmluvně redegewandt veltalende; retoriskt εύγλωττα elocuentemente ilukõneliselt فصیحانه؛ با شیوایی kaunopuheisesti éloquemment בְּצָחוּת לָשוֹן सुवक्तापूर्वक rječito ékesszólóan dengan fasih af mælsku eloquentemente 雄弁に 능변으로 iškalbingai daiļrunīgi secara fasih welsprekenduttrykksfullt, veltalende elokwentnie په فصاحت او بلاغت، په اغيزه ناكه تو ګه eloquentemente (în mod) elocvent красноречиво výrečne zgovorno elkventno vältaligt อย่างจูงใจ güzel bir şekilde 雄辯地,生動地 красномовно; виразно فصاحت سے một cách hùng hồn 雄辩地,富于表情地
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Statue of Eloquence at the Palais du parlement de Bretagne, Rennes

Eloquence (from Frencheloquence from Latineloquentia) is fluent, forcible, elegant or persuasive speaking. It is primarily the power of expressing strong emotions in striking and appropriate language, thereby producing conviction or persuasion. The term is also used for writing in a fluent style.

The concept of eloquence dates to the ancient Greeks, Calliope (one of the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne) being the Muse of epic poetry and eloquence. The Greek god Hermes was patron of eloquence.Cicero is considered as one of the most eloquent orators of Antiquity. Fr. Louis Bourdaloue is regarded as one of the founders of French eloquence.

'The Effects of Trim's Eloquence'. George Cruikshank's illustration to Laurence Sterne's The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Eloquence derives from the Latin roots: ē (a shortened form of the preposition ex), meaning 'out (of)', and loqui, a deponent verb meaning 'to speak'. Thus, being eloquent is having the ability to project words fluidly out of the mouth and the ability to understand and command the language in such a way that one employs a graceful style coupled with the power of persuasion, or just being extremely graceful in the interpretation of communication.

Petrarch (Fracesco Petrarca), in his study program of the classics and antiquity (Italian Renaissance) focused attention on language and communication. After mastering language, the goal was to reach a 'level of eloquence', to be able to present gracefully, combine thought and reason in a powerful way, so as to persuade others to a point of view. Petrarch encouraged students to imitate the ancient writers, from a language perspective, combining clear and correct speech with moral thought. The Renaissance humanists focused on the correlation of speech and political principles as a powerful tool to present and persuade others to particular concepts. At the core of presentations was the use of graceful style, clear concise grammar and usage, and over time the insertion of rational and emotional arguments.


In modern times, colloquial speech entered into presentation styles deemed eloquent.

Iphone cleaner wipes. Eloquence is both a natural talent and improved by knowledge of language, study of a specific subject to be addressed, philosophy, rationale and ability to form a persuasive set of tenets within a presentation.

'True eloquence,' Oliver Goldsmith says, 'Does not consist .. in saying great things in a sublime style, but in a simple style; for there is, properly speaking, no such thing as a sublime style, the sublimity lies only in the things; and when they are not so, the language may be turgid, affected, metaphorical, but not affecting.'[1]

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Eloquent politicians[edit]

The Roman politician and soldier Marcus Antonius, c. 83–30 BCE, gave one of the most memorable speeches in history, dramatized by William Shakespeare in the play Julius Caesar; Shakespeare used Antonius's famous opening line 'Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears'.

Many famous political leaders, like Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King Jr., dictators such as Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, rose to prominence in large part due to their eloquence. In the Iranian Revolution, Ruhollah Khomeini came to power in part through the eloquence of his speeches, smuggled into the country on audio cassettes while he was still in exile.[2]

See also[edit]

  • De vulgari eloquentia an essay by Dante Alighieri
  • Public speaking for oratory and oration


  1. ^Goldsmith, Oliver (1759). Of Eloquence.
  2. ^Stephen Zunes (April 2009). 'The Iranian Revolution (1977-1979)'. ICNC.

Further reading[edit]

  • Mark Forsyth (2013), The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase.

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  • Modern parliamentary eloquence; the Rede lecture, delivered before the University of Cambridge, 6 November 1913 by George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston


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