pronounce

pronounce
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 ceremony [to pronounce a couple man and wife]
2. to announce or declare (someone or something) to be as specified [to pronounce a man guilty]
3.
a) to articulate (a sound or word); utter the sounds of
b) to articulate (a word or syllable) in the accepted manner [how do you pronounce your family name?]
c) to indicate the pronunciation of (a word) with symbols
vi.
1. to state or pass a judgment; make a pronouncement (on)
2. to pronounce words, syllables, etc.
pronounceable
adj.
pronouncer
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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


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  • 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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