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.
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.]
To speak a word using sound
Children learn easily the alphabet and words when they know how to pronounce the wordSubmitted by MaryC on April 22, 2021
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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
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.
I'm the new kid on the block in this relationship. They've been there, now they get a new DG, so we have to sit down together, start talking and take it from there, let me start my conversation with Iran. I don't think it would be appropriate, and it would be unfair, to pronounce myself about their attitudes before I sit down with them.
Thinking is difficult. Therefore, let the herd pronounce judgement.
I see Samiya Williams in you, i appreciate that Samiya Williams have a name that people must take their time to pronounce. I appreciate the tight coils in Samiya Williams locs that rhyme with mine, in my braids. I am fueled knowing that the journey it took to get to this place has many similarities to the one I am on right now as a 16-year-old.
When Pat Buchanan thundered, and I quote, We stand with George Bush against the amoral idea that gay and lesbian couples should have the same standing in law as married men and women, I wondered: Who is Pat Buchanan to pronounce anybody's love invalid?
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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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