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pronounce   WordNet 2.0

- pronounce judgment on
"They labeled him unfit to work here"

 
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- 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?"

 
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Pronounce   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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.

 
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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.

 
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1. Pronouncement; declaration; pronunciation. [Obs.] Milton.

 
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