pronounce

verb
1 make the sound of a word/letter
ADVERB
clearly, distinctly
correctly, properly
VERB + PRONOUNCE
can, know how to

I don't know how to pronounce the name of the town.

be difficult to
PREPOSITION
as

‘Gone back’ is sometimes pronounced as ‘gom back’.

as in

She pronounced the ‘o’ as in ‘no’.

2 state sth
ADVERB
officially

Reality TV was officially pronounced dead by the critics.

PREPOSITION
in favour/favor of

The committee has pronounced in favour/favor of the merger.

on, upon

I do not feel competent to pronounce on this matter.

PHRASES
be pronounced dead

She was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

pronounce yourself sth

He pronounced himself delighted with the judge's decision.

Pronounce is used with these nouns as the object: ↑blessing, ↑judgement, ↑name, ↑sentence, ↑sound, ↑syllable, ↑verdict, ↑vowel, ↑word

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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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