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pronounce

pro·nounce

pronounce

 
 
pronunciation:
pr naUns
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pronounced, pronounces, pronouncing
definition 1: to articulate or enunciate (a sound, word, or words), or to utter (something) in a specified manner.
One does not pronounce the "k" in "knight".She has a hard time pronouncing long words correctly.
synonyms:
articulate, enunciate, say, sound
similar words:
utter, vocalize, voice
definition 2: to declare or announce formally or officially.
I now pronounce that you are husband and wife.
synonyms:
declare, proclaim
similar words:
adjudge, affirm, announce, asseverate, decree, ordain, pass, render, return, tender
definition 3: to announce that a specified condition is true of.
She pronounced the weather perfect for a picnic.
synonyms:
judge
similar words:
consider, deem, pass, regard
definition 4: to show the pronunciation of (words) by transcribing into phonetic symbols.
similar words:
transliterate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to make a declaration or announcement.
synonyms:
declare, profess
similar words:
decree, pass, predicate
definition 2: to articulate language sounds or words.
The child pronounces amusingly.
synonyms:
articulate, enunciate, speak
similar words:
vocalize
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derivations: pronounceable (adj.), pronouncer (n.)
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