Definitions for pronounce
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pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, sayverb
speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
"She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
pronounce, label, judgeverb
pronounce judgment on
"They labeled him unfit to work here"
To formally declare, officially or ceremoniously.
I hereby pronounce you man and wife.
To pass judgment.
The judge pronounced often before, but never so widely press-attended
To sound out (a) word(s).
To produce the components of speech.
Actors must be able to pronounce perfectly or deliberately disabled.
To declare authoritatively, or as a formal expert opinion.
The doctor pronounced them legally dead.
To read aloud.
Etymology: Recorded since c.1330, "to utter, declare officially", from pronuncier, from pronuntio, itself from pro + nuntio from nuntius.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: prononcer, Fr. pronuncio, Lat.
He pronounced all these words unto me with his mouth. Jer. xxxvi. 18.
So good a lady, that no tongue could ever
Pronounce dishonour of her. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
I have pronounced the word, saith the Lord. Jer. xxxiv. 5.
So was his will
Pronounc’d among the gods. John Milton.
Sternly he pronounc’d the rigid interdiction. John Milton.
The pronouncing of sentence of death is the office of inferior magistrates. John Locke.
Absalom pronounced a sentence of death against his brother. John Locke.
Language of man pronounc’d
By tongue of brute, and human sense express’d. John Milton.
Though diversity of tongues continue, this would render the pronouncing them easier. William Holder.
To speak with confidence or authority.
How confidently soever men pronounce of themselves, and believe that they are then most pious, when they are most eager and unquiet; yet ’tis sure this is far removed from the true genius of religion. Decay of Piety.
Every fool may believe, and pronounce confidently; but wise men will, in matters of discourse, conclude firmly, and in matters of fact, act surely. Robert South, Sermons.
To pronounce is to make the sound of a word or letter in the correct or a particular way. It can also mean to formally declare or announce something, typically in a solemn or official manner.
to utter articulately; to speak out or distinctly; to utter, as words or syllables; to speak with the proper sound and accent as, adults rarely learn to pronounce a foreign language correctly
to utter officially or solemnly; to deliver, as a decree or sentence; as, to pronounce sentence of death
to speak or utter rhetorically; to deliver; to recite; as, to pronounce an oration
to declare or affirm; as, he pronounced the book to be a libel; he pronounced the act to be a fraud
to give a pronunciation; to articulate; as, to pronounce faultlessly
to make declaration; to utter on opinion; to speak with confidence
pronouncement; declaration; pronunciation
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prō-nowns′, v.t. to make known by speaking: to utter with the proper sound and accent: to speak distinctly: to utter formally: to utter rhetorically: to declare.—v.i. to utter confidently: to utter words.—adjs. Pronounce′able, capable of being pronounced; Pronounced′, marked with emphasis: marked.—adv. Pronoun′cedly.—ns. Pronounce′ment, act of pronouncing: an announcement or proclamation; Pronoun′cer.—adjs. Pronoun′cing, Pronun′cial, giving or marking pronunciation.—n. Pronunciā′tion, act or mode of pronouncing: art of speaking distinctly and correctly: utterance. [Fr. prononcer—L. pronuntiāre—pro, forth, nunciāre, to announce—nuntius, a messenger.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'pronounce' in Verbs Frequency: #1019
The numerical value of pronounce in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of pronounce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
[T]he enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table.... Undoubtedly some think that the Second Amendment is outmoded in a society where our standing army is the pride of our Nation, where well-trained police forces provide personal security, and where gun violence is a serious problem. That is perhaps debatable, but what is not debatable is that it is not the role of this Court to pronounce the Second Amendment extinct.
When you compare Google Glass to the fitness trackers, smart watches and other wearables, it’s easy to pronounce [it] as dead or not as successful.
They're looking for something else, they find an old ship and they've heard of the Griffin, so they pronounce it the Griffin.
Some of you may have noticed that I pronounce things a little differently than what you are used to, ...And I know that change can be difficult, but it's normal and over time I know that everything falls into place.
All living souls welcome whatsoever they are ready to cope with all else they ignore, or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible.
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- نطق, لفظArabic
- pronunciarCatalan, Valencian
- vyhlásit, vyslovovat, prohlásitCzech
- aussprechen, verkündenGerman
- προφέρω, ονομάζω, αρθρώνωGreek
- deklari, elparoli, prononci, eldiriEsperanto
- تلفظ کردنPersian
- lausua, ääntää, julistaaFinnish
- prononcer, déclamer, lire, déclarerFrench
- fuaimnichScottish Gaelic
- nyilvánít, kijelent, kiejt, kinyilatkoztat, kimondHungarian
- emettere, dichiarare, pronunziare, pronunciareItalian
- пресудува, прогласува, изговараMacedonian
- verkondigen, verklaren, vonnissen, uitsprekenDutch
- erklære, uttaleNorwegian
- oznajmić, wymawiać, wymówićPolish
- declarar, pronunciarPortuguese
- объявля́ть, объяви́ть, произноси́ть, провозгла́шать, провозгласи́ть, произнести́Russian
- phát âm, 發音Vietnamese
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