Pronounce Pro*nounce", n. Pronouncement; declaration; pronunciation. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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

  • pronounce */*/ — UK [prəˈnaʊns] / US verb Word forms pronounce : present tense I/you/we/they pronounce he/she/it pronounces present participle pronouncing past tense pronounced past participle pronounced 1) [transitive] to say the sounds of letters or words I… …   English dictionary

  • pronounce — pro|nounce [ prə nauns ] verb transitive ** 1. ) to say the sounds of letters or words: I find some Japanese words very difficult to pronounce. Busy is pronounced to rhyme with dizzy. Did I pronounce your name correctly? 2. ) FORMAL to formally… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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