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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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?"

  2. pronounce, label, judge(verb)

    pronounce judgment on

    "They labeled him unfit to work here"


  1. pronounce(Verb)

    To formally declare, officially or ceremoniously.

    I hereby pronounce you man and wife.

  2. pronounce(Verb)

    To pass judgment.

    The judge pronounced often before, but never so widely press-attended

  3. pronounce(Verb)

    To sound out (a) word(s).

  4. pronounce(Verb)

    To produce the components of speech.

    Actors must be able to pronounce perfectly or deliberately disabled.

  5. pronounce(Verb)

    To declare authoritatively, or as a formal expert opinion.

    The doctor pronounced them legally dead.

  6. pronounce(Verb)

    To read aloud.

  7. Origin: Recorded since c.1330, "to utter, declare officially", from pronuncier, from pronuntio, itself from pro + nuntio from nuntius.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pronounce(verb)

    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

  2. Pronounce(verb)

    to utter officially or solemnly; to deliver, as a decree or sentence; as, to pronounce sentence of death

  3. Pronounce(verb)

    to speak or utter rhetorically; to deliver; to recite; as, to pronounce an oration

  4. Pronounce(verb)

    to declare or affirm; as, he pronounced the book to be a libel; he pronounced the act to be a fraud

  5. Pronounce(verb)

    to give a pronunciation; to articulate; as, to pronounce faultlessly

  6. Pronounce(verb)

    to make declaration; to utter on opinion; to speak with confidence

  7. Pronounce(noun)

    pronouncement; declaration; pronunciation

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pronounce

    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. pronuntiārepro, forth, nunciāre, to announce—nuntius, a messenger.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'pronounce' in Verbs Frequency: #1019

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How to say pronounce in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pronounce in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pronounce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of pronounce in a Sentence

  1. Fadwa Tlaib:

    People still cannot pronounce my name, but they remember the things that I do for them.

  2. Jimmy Fallon:

    Do I pronounce it JEB! did Regis Philbin come up with this? Jeb! Jeb is running for President 2016! Jeb!

  3. Brendon Baillod:

    They're looking for something else, they find an old ship and they've heard of the Griffin, so they pronounce it the Griffin.

  4. Tom Emrich:

    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.

  5. George Santayana:

    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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