pronounce

pronounce
pro|nounce [prəˈnauns] v
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: pronuncier, from Latin pronuntiare, from nuntius 'messenger']
1.) [T]
to make the sound of a letter, word etc, especially in the correct way
How do you pronounce your name?
2.) [T]
to officially state that something is true
pronounce sb/sth sth
The victim was pronounced dead on arrival.
I now pronounce you man and wife.
3.) [I and T]
to give a judgment or opinion
The scheme was pronounced a failure.
pronounce on/upon
He used to pronounce on matters he knew nothing about.
4.) [I,T ] law
to give a legal judgment
pronounce sentence
(=tell a court of law what punishment a criminal will have)

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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Synonyms:
(with proper accent and tone), , , / , , , / (as an oration)


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  • pronounce — [prə nouns′, prōnouns′] vt. pronounced, pronouncing [ME pronouncen < OFr pronuncier < L pronuntiare < pro , before + nuntiare, to announce < nuntius, messenger: see PRO 2 & NUNCIO] 1. to say or declare officially, solemnly, or with… …   English World dictionary

  • Pronounce — Pro*nounce , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pronounced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pronounging}.] [F. prononcer, L. pronunciare; pro before, forth + nunciare, nuntiare, to announce. See {Announce}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To utter articulately; to speak out or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pronounce on — ˈpronounce ˌon pro ˈnounce up ˌon [transitive] [he/she/it pronounces on present participle pronouncing on past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pronounce — Pro*nounce , v. i. [1913 Webster] 1. To give a pronunciation; to articulate; as, to pronounce faultlessly. Earle. [1913 Webster] 2. To make declaration; to utter on opinion; to speak with confidence. [R.] Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pronounce — early 14c., to utter, declare officially, from O.Fr. pronuncier (late 13c.), from L.L. pronunciare, from L. pronuntiare to proclaim, announce, pronounce, from pro forth, out, in public (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + nuntiare announce, from nuntius… …   Etymology dictionary

  • pronounce — [v1] produce words vocally accent, articulate, enunciate, phonate, say, sound, speak, stress, utter, verbalize, vocalize, voice; concept 47 Ant. mumble pronounce [v2] announce, declare affirm, assert, blast, call, decree, deliver, drum, judge,… …   New thesaurus

  • pronounce — ► VERB 1) make the sound of (a word or part of a word). 2) declare or announce. 3) (pronounce on) pass judgement or make a decision on. DERIVATIVES pronounceable adjective pronouncement noun pronouncer noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Pronounce — Pro*nounce , n. Pronouncement; declaration; pronunciation. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pronounce — I (pass judgment) verb adjudge, adjudicate, announce authoritatively, conclude, decide, declare to be, decree, deliver judgment, determine, find, give a ruling, give an opinion, give judgment, judge, officially utter, pass sentence upon,… …   Law dictionary

  • pronounce on — index award Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pronounce — *articulate, enunciate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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