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pro·nounce

 (prə-nouns′)
v. pro·nounced, pro·nounc·ing, pro·nounc·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To use the organs of speech to make heard (a word or speech sound); utter.
b. To say clearly, correctly, or in a given manner: learning to pronounce French; pronounced my name wrong.
2. To represent (a word) in phonetic symbols.
3. To declare officially or formally: pronounced the legislature to be in session; was pronounced dead on arrival.
v.intr.
1. To say words; speak.
2. To declare one's opinion; make a pronouncement: pronouncing on the issues of the day.

[Middle English pronouncen, from Old French prononcier, from Latin prōnūntiāre : prō-, forth; see pro-1 + nūntiāre, to announce (from nūntius, messenger; see neu- in Indo-European roots).]

pro·nounce′a·ble adj.
pro·nounc′er n.

pronounce

(prəˈnaʊns)
vb
1. (Phonetics & Phonology) to utter or articulate (a sound or sequence of sounds)
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) (tr) to utter or articulate (sounds or words) in the correct way
3. (tr; may take a clause as object) to proclaim officially and solemnly: I now pronounce you man and wife.
4. (when tr, may take a clause as object) to declare as one's judgment: to pronounce the death sentence upon someone.
5. (Phonetics & Phonology) (tr) to make a phonetic transcription of (sounds or words)
[C14: from Latin prōnuntiāre to announce, from pro-1 + nuntiāre to announce]
proˈnounceable adj
proˈnouncer n

pro•nounce

(prəˈnaʊns)

v. -nounced, -nounc•ing. v.t.
1. to enunciate or articulate (sounds, words, sentences, etc.).
2. to utter or articulate in the accepted or correct manner: I can't pronounce this unfamiliar word.
3. to declare (a person or thing) to be as specified: She pronounced it the best book she had ever read.
4. to utter or deliver formally or solemnly: to pronounce sentence.
5. to announce authoritatively or officially.
6. to indicate the pronunciation of (words) by providing a phonetic transcription.
v.i.
7. to pronounce words, phrases, etc.
8. to make an authoritative statement (often fol. by on).
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French prononcier < Latin prōnūntiāre to proclaim, announce, recite, utter]
pro•nounce′a•ble, adj.
pro•nounc′er, n.

pronounce


Past participle: pronounced
Gerund: pronouncing

Imperative
pronounce
pronounce
Present
I pronounce
you pronounce
he/she/it pronounces
we pronounce
you pronounce
they pronounce
Preterite
I pronounced
you pronounced
he/she/it pronounced
we pronounced
you pronounced
they pronounced
Present Continuous
I am pronouncing
you are pronouncing
he/she/it is pronouncing
we are pronouncing
you are pronouncing
they are pronouncing
Present Perfect
I have pronounced
you have pronounced
he/she/it has pronounced
we have pronounced
you have pronounced
they have pronounced
Past Continuous
I was pronouncing
you were pronouncing
he/she/it was pronouncing
we were pronouncing
you were pronouncing
they were pronouncing
Past Perfect
I had pronounced
you had pronounced
he/she/it had pronounced
we had pronounced
you had pronounced
they had pronounced
Future
I will pronounce
you will pronounce
he/she/it will pronounce
we will pronounce
you will pronounce
they will pronounce
Future Perfect
I will have pronounced
you will have pronounced
he/she/it will have pronounced
we will have pronounced
you will have pronounced
they will have pronounced
Future Continuous
I will be pronouncing
you will be pronouncing
he/she/it will be pronouncing
we will be pronouncing
you will be pronouncing
they will be pronouncing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pronouncing
you have been pronouncing
he/she/it has been pronouncing
we have been pronouncing
you have been pronouncing
they have been pronouncing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pronouncing
you will have been pronouncing
he/she/it will have been pronouncing
we will have been pronouncing
you will have been pronouncing
they will have been pronouncing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pronouncing
you had been pronouncing
he/she/it had been pronouncing
we had been pronouncing
you had been pronouncing
they had been pronouncing
Conditional
I would pronounce
you would pronounce
he/she/it would pronounce
we would pronounce
you would pronounce
they would pronounce
Past Conditional
I would have pronounced
you would have pronounced
he/she/it would have pronounced
we would have pronounced
you would have pronounced
they would have pronounced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.pronounce - 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?"
twang - pronounce with a nasal twang
devoice - utter with tense vocal chords
raise - pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth; "raise your `o'"
lilt - articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way
palatalise, palatalize - pronounce a consonant with the tongue against the palate
nasalise, nasalize - pronounce with a lowered velum; "She nasalizes all her vowels"
nasalise, nasalize - speak nasally or through the nose; "In this part of the country, people tend to nasalize"
mispronounce, misspeak - pronounce a word incorrectly; "She mispronounces many Latinate words"
aspirate - pronounce with aspiration; of stop sounds
vocalize, voice, vocalise, sound - utter with vibrating vocal chords
retroflex - articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate; "Indian accents can be characterized by the fact that speakers retroflex their consonants"
subvocalise, subvocalize - articulate without making audible sounds; "she was reading to herself and merely subvocalized"
syllabise, syllabize - utter with distinct articulation of each syllable; "The poet syllabized the verses he read"
drawl - lengthen and slow down or draw out; "drawl one's vowels"
labialise, labialize, round - pronounce with rounded lips
lisp - speak with a lisp
accent, accentuate, stress - put stress on; utter with an accent; "In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"
vowelise, vowelize, vocalise, vocalize - pronounce as a vowel; "between two consonants, this liquid is vowelized"
click - produce a click; "Xhosa speakers click"
trill - pronounce with a trill, of the phoneme `r'; "Some speakers trill their r's"
sibilate - pronounce with an initial sibilant
flap - pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds
explode - cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/
roll - pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/; "She rolls her r's"
2.pronounce - pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here"
adjudge, declare, hold - declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"
acquit, assoil, exculpate, exonerate, discharge, clear - pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"
convict - find or declare guilty; "The man was convicted of fraud and sentenced"
tout - advertize in strongly positive terms; "This product was touted as a revolutionary invention"
rule, find - decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone guilty"
qualify - pronounce fit or able; "She was qualified to run the marathon"; "They nurses were qualified to administer the injections"
disqualify - declare unfit; "She was disqualified for the Olympics because she was a professional athlete"
intonate, intone - speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone; "please intonate with sadness"

pronounce

verb
1. say, speak, voice, stress, sound, utter, articulate, enunciate, vocalize Have I pronounced your name correctly?
2. declare, announce, judge, deliver, assert, proclaim, decree, affirm A specialist has pronounced him fully fit. They took time to pronounce their verdict.

pronounce

verb
To produce or make (speech sounds):
Translations
يُصْدِرُ حُكْما، يُعْلِنُيَلْفُظيَنْطِق
vynéstvyslovitvyslovovat
udtaleerklære
ääntääjulistaalausua
izgovarati
kiejtkijelentkimondkinyilatkoztatnyilvánít
bera framkveîa upp
発音する
발음하다
ištariamasištarimas
izrunātpasludinātpaziņot
izgovoriti
uttala
ออกเสียง
telaffuz etmekilân etmekresmen bildirmeksesletmek
phát âm

pronounce

[prəˈnaʊns]
A. VT
1. [+ letter, word] → pronunciar
how do you pronounce it?¿cómo se pronuncia?
the "k" in "knee" is not pronouncedla "k" de "knee" no se pronuncia
2. (= declare) → declarar
they pronounced him unfit to pleadlo declararon incapaz de defenderse
he was pronounced deadse dictaminó que estaba muerto
"I now pronounce you man and wife"-y ahora os declaro marido y mujer
to pronounce o.s. for/against sthdeclararse a favor de/en contra de algo
to pronounce sentence (Jur) → pronunciar or dictar sentencia
B. VI to pronounce in favour of/against sthpronunciarse a favor de/en contra de algo
to pronounce on sthpronunciarse sobre algo

pronounce

[prəˈnaʊns]
vt
[+ word] → prononcer
How do you pronounce that word? → Comment est-ce qu'on prononce ce mot?
[+ verdict, sentence] → prononcer
(= declare) → déclarer
to pronounce sb fit → déclarer qn apte
They pronounced him unfit to drive → Ils l'ont déclaré inapte à la conduite.
to pronounce sb dead → déclarer qn mort
to pronounce o.s. satisfied → se déclarer satisfait
to pronounce sb man and wife
I now pronounce you man and wife → Je vous déclare maintenant mari et femme.
pronounce on
vt fus (= give one's opinion on) → se prononcer sur (= pontificate on) → se croire obligé(e) d'émettre une opinion sur
She was asked to pronounce on the merits of the novel → On lui a demandé de se prononcer sur les mérites du roman.
people who pronounce on how their children should be taught → les gens qui se croient obligés d'émettre une opinion sur l'enseignement que leurs enfants devraient recevoir

pronounce

vt
word etcaussprechen; I find Russian hard to pronounceich finde die russische Aussprache schwierig; the “p” isn’t pronounceddas „p“ wird nicht ausgesprochen
(= declare)erklären für; the doctors pronounced him unfit for workdie Ärzte erklärten ihn für arbeitsunfähig; to pronounce oneself in favour of/against somethingsich für/gegen etw aussprechen; to pronounce sentencedas Urteil verkünden
vi to pronounce in favour of/against somethingsich für/gegen etw aussprechen; to pronounce on somethingzu etw Stellung nehmen

pronounce

[prəˈnaʊns]
1. vt
a. (letter, word) → pronunciare
b. (declare) → dichiarare
they pronounced him unfit to drive → lo hanno dichiarato inabile alla guida
to pronounce o.s. for/against sth → dichiararsi in favore di/contro qc
to pronounce sentence (Law) → pronunziare la sentenza
2. vi to pronounce in favour of/against sthpronunciarsi in favore di/contro qc
to pronounce on sth → pronunciarsi su qc

pronounce

(prəˈnauns) verb
1. to speak (words or sounds, especially in a certain way). He pronounced my name wrongly; The `b' in `lamb' and the `k' in `knob' are not pronounced.
2. to announce officially or formally. He pronounced judgement on the prisoner.
proˈnounceable adjective
(negative unpronounceable) able to be pronounced.
proˈnounced adjective
noticeable; definite. He walks with a pronounced limp.
proˈnouncement noun
an announcement.
proˌnunciˈation (-nansi-) noun
the act, or a way, of saying a word etc. She had difficulty with the pronunciation of his name.

pronounce

يَنْطِق vyslovit udtale aussprechen προφέρω pronunciar ääntää prononcer izgovarati pronunciare 発音する 발음하다 uitspreken uttale wypowiedzieć pronunciar произносить uttala ออกเสียง telaffuz etmek phát âm 发音

pronounce

v. pronunciar, articular sonidos de letras.
References in classic literature ?
Shall we venture to pronounce, therefore, that his long and black calamity may not have had a redeeming drop of mercy at the bottom?
The Puritans looked on, and, if they smiled, were none the less inclined to pronounce the child a demon offspring, from the indescribable charm of beauty and eccentricity that shone through her little figure, and sparkled with its activity.
We met, after I had brought home little Miles, more intimately than ever on the ground of my stupefaction, my general emotion: so monstrous was I then ready to pronounce it that such a child as had now been revealed to me should be under an interdict.
Jurgis had not studied the books, and he would not have known how to pronounce "laissez faire"; but he had been round the world enough to know that a man has to shift for himself in it, and that if he gets the worst of it, there is nobody to listen to him holler.
Why does it always crucify Christ and excommunicate Copernicus and Luther, and pronounce Washington and Franklin rebels?
And wit you also that to know it skills not of itself, but ye must likewise pronounce it?
The University court send for the student, listen to the evidence, and pronounce judgment.
And now that I understand your question, I must pronounce it to be a very unfair one.
I have seen a great deal of him, have studied his sentiments and heard his opinion on subjects of literature and taste; and, upon the whole, I venture to pronounce that his mind is well-informed, enjoyment of books exceedingly great, his imagination lively, his observation just and correct, and his taste delicate and pure.
He endeavoured to pronounce the name, but could not manage it; and compressing his mouth he held a silent combat with his inward agony, defying, meanwhile, my sympathy with an unflinching, ferocious stare.
Upon the whole, the captain was inclined to pronounce the prospect hopeful, if one serious obstacle were cleared away at the outset -- that obstacle being nothing less than the presence on the scene of action of Mrs.
Vows are the knots which tie us to Heaven they are the cords which bind the sacrifice to the horns of the altar, and are therefore, as I said before, to be unloosened and discharged, unless our holy Mother Church shall pronounce the contrary.