pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say(verb)
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, judge(verb)
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.
Origin: Recorded since c.1330, "to utter, declare officially", from pronuncier, from pronuntio, itself from pro + nuntio from nuntius.
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.]
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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
Examples of pronounce in a Sentence
People still cannot pronounce my name, but they remember the things that I do for them.
Do I pronounce it JEB! did Regis Philbin come up with this? Jeb! Jeb is running for President 2016! Jeb!
They're looking for something else, they find an old ship and they've heard of the Griffin, so they pronounce it the Griffin.
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.
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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- لفظ, نطقArabic
- pronunciarCatalan, Valencian
- vyhlásit, vyslovovat, prohlásitCzech
- verkünden, aussprechenGerman
- προφέρω, ονομάζω, αρθρώνωGreek
- eldiri, prononci, deklari, elparoliEsperanto
- تلفظ کردنPersian
- lausua, julistaa, ääntääFinnish
- déclarer, lire, prononcer, déclamerFrench
- fuaimnichScottish Gaelic
- kijelent, kiejt, kinyilatkoztat, kimond, nyilvánítHungarian
- pronunciare, dichiarare, pronunziare, emettereItalian
- пресудува, прогласува, изговараMacedonian
- verklaren, uitspreken, verkondigen, vonnissenDutch
- uttale, erklæreNorwegian
- wymówić, wymawiać, oznajmićPolish
- declarar, pronunciarPortuguese
- провозгласи́ть, провозгла́шать, произнести́, объявля́ть, произноси́ть, объяви́тьRussian
- phát âm, 發音Vietnamese
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