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VERB (2)

1. speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way;
- Example: "She pronounces French words in a funny way"
- Example: "I cannot say `zip wire'"
- Example: "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
[syn: pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say]

2. pronounce judgment on;
- Example: "They labeled him unfit to work here"
[syn: pronounce, label, judge]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To utter officially or solemnly; to deliver, as a decree or sentence; as, to pronounce sentence of death. [1913 Webster] Sternly he pronounced The rigid interdiction. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To speak or utter rhetorically; to deliver; to recite; as, to pronounce an oration. [1913 Webster] Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To declare or affirm; as, he pronounced the book to be a libel; he pronounced the act to be a fraud. [1913 Webster] The God who hallowed thee and blessed, Pronouncing thee all good. --Keble. [1913 Webster] Syn: To deliver; utter; speak. See Deliver. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 v.0.48:

Pronounce \Pro*nounce"\, n. Pronouncement; declaration; pronunciation. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

pronounce v 1: speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?" [syn: pronounce, articulate, enounce, sound out, enunciate, say] 2: pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here" [syn: pronounce, label, judge]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

126 Moby Thesaurus words for "pronounce": act on, affirm, allege, announce, annunciate, argue, articulate, assert, assever, asseverate, aver, avouch, avow, bid, breathe, broadcast, call on, call the signals, call upon, charge, chime, chorus, come out with, command, commission, communicate, condemn, contend, convey, declare, declare roundly, decree, deliver, dictate, direct, disclose, doom, emit, enjoin, enunciate, express, find, find against, find for, fling off, formulate, give, give an order, give expression, give notice, give out with, give the word, give tongue, give utterance, give voice, have, hold, impart, insist, instruct, issue a command, issue a manifesto, issue a statement, issue a writ, judge, lay down, let out, lip, maintain, make a statement, make an announcement, make known, mandate, manifesto, ordain, order, order about, out with, pass, pass judgment, pass sentence, phonate, phrase, pour forth, predicate, present, proclaim, profess, promulgate, pronounce judgment, pronounce on, protest, publicize, publish, publish a manifesto, put, put forth, put in words, put it, put out, raise, report, return a verdict, rule, say, say the word, sentence, set down, set forth, sound, speak, speak out, speak up, stand for, stand on, state, submit, tell, throw off, utter, utter a judgment, verbalize, vocalize, voice, whisper, word