Definition of Pronounce

1. Verb. Speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way. "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"




2. Verb. Pronounce judgment on. "They labeled him unfit to work here"
Exact synonyms: Judge, Label
Generic synonyms: Adjudge, Declare, Hold
Specialized synonyms: Acquit, Assoil, Clear, Discharge, Exculpate, Exonerate, Convict, Tout, Find, Rule, Qualify, Disqualify, Intonate, Intone
Derivative terms: Judgment, Label, Label, Pronouncement

Definition of Pronounce

1. v. t. 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. v. i. To give a pronunciation; to articulate; as, to pronounce faultlessly.

3. n. Pronouncement; declaration; pronunciation.

Definition of Pronounce

1. Verb. (transitive) To formally declare, officially or ceremoniously. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To pass judgment. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To sound out (a) word(s). ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To produce the components of speech. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To declare authoritatively, or as a formal expert opinion. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To read aloud. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pronounce

1. [v -NOUNCED, -NOUNCING, -NOUNCES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pronounce

pronominal phrase
pronominal verb
pronominal verbs
pronominalize
pronominalized
pronominalizes
pronominalizing
pronominally
pronota
pronotal
pronotaries
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pronotum
pronoun
pronounal
pronounce (current term)
pronounceable
pronounced
pronouncedly
pronouncement
pronouncements
pronouncer
pronouncers
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pronounciate
pronounciation
pronouncing
pronouns
pronto
pronubial

Literary usage of Pronounce

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1. The Holy Bible by Canadian Bible Society (1851)
"15 And the priest shall see the raw flesh, and pronounce him to be unclean : for the raw flesh is unclean : it is a leprosy. 14 But when raw flesh appeareth ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1888)
"... Oxford to pronounce on his conduct with any certainty. In January 1644 he advocated the policy of winning the support of the independents against the ..."

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