pronounce

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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… …

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

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  • 4 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] …

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  • 5 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… …

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  • 6 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,… …

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  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 Pronounce — Pro*nounce , n. Pronouncement; declaration; pronunciation. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 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,… …

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

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  • 11 pronounce — *articulate, enunciate …

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  • 12 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… …

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  • 13 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… …

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  • 14 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 →↑pronunciation ▪ How do you pronounce… …

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  • 15 pronounce — verb 1 (T) to make the sound of a letter, word etc, especially in the correct way: How do you pronounce your name? 2 to officially state that something is true: pronounce sb/sth (to be) sth: The victim was pronounced dead on arrival. | I now… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 pronounce — pronounceable, adj. pronounceableness, n. pronouncer, n. /preuh nowns /, v., pronounced, pronouncing. v.t. 1. to enunciate or articulate (sounds, words, sentences, etc.). 2. to utter or sound in a particular manner in speaking: He pronounces his… …

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  • 17 pronounce — verb 1 make the sound of a word/letter ADVERB ▪ clearly, distinctly ▪ correctly, properly VERB + PRONOUNCE ▪ can, know how to …

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  • 18 pronounce — [[t]prəna͟ʊns[/t]] pronounces, pronouncing, pronounced 1) VERB To pronounce a word means to say it using particular sounds. [V n] Have I pronounced your name correctly?... [V n n] He pronounced it Per sha, the way the English do. 2) VERB If you… …

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  • 19 pronounce on — phrasal verb pronounce on or pronounce upon [transitive] Word forms pronounce on : he/she/it pronounces on present participle pronouncing on past tense pronounced on past participle pronounced on pronounce on/upon something to give your opinion… …

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  • 20 pronounce — v. 1) (D; intr., tr.) to pronounce after (pronounce after me) 2) (formal) (M) the physician pronounced him to be healthy 3) (N; used with an adjective, noun) she was officially pronounced dead; they were pronounced husband and wife * * * [prə… …

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