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pronounce


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pronounce  \Pro*nounce"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  give  a  pronunciation;  to  articulate;  as  to  pronounce 
  faultlessly.  --Earle. 
 
  2.  To  make  declaration;  to  utter  on  opinion;  to  speak  with 
  confidence.  [R.]  --Dr.  H.  More 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pronounce  \Pro*nounce"\,  n. 
  Pronouncement;  declaration;  pronunciation.  [Obs.]  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  utter  officially  or  solemnly;  to  deliver,  as  a  decree 
  or  sentence;  as  to  pronounce  sentence  of  death. 
 
  Sternly  he  pronounced  The  rigid  interdiction. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  speak  or  utter  rhetorically;  to  deliver;  to  recite;  as 
  to  pronounce  an  oration. 
 
  Speak  the  speech,  I  pray  you  as  I  pronounced  it  to 
  you  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  declare  or  affirm;  as  he  pronounced  the  book  to  be  a 
  libel;  he  pronounced  the  act  to  be  a  fraud. 
 
  The  God  who  hallowed  thee  and  blessed,  Pronouncing 
  thee  all  good.  --Keble. 
 
  Syn:  To  deliver;  utter;  speak.  See  {Deliver}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pronounce 
  v  1:  speak,  pronounce,  or  utter  in  a  certain  way  "She  pronounces 
  French  words  in  a  funny  way";  "I  cannot  say  `zip  wire'" 
  [syn:  {articulate},  {enounce},  {enunciate},  {say}] 
  2:  pronounce  judgment  on  "They  labeled  him  unfit  to  work  here" 
  [syn:  {label},  {judge}] 




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