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.