Associations to the word «Pronounce»


PRONOUNCE, verb. (transitive) To formally declare, officially or ceremoniously.
PRONOUNCE, verb. (intransitive) To pass judgment.
PRONOUNCE, verb. (transitive) To sound out (a word or phrase); to articulate.
PRONOUNCE, verb. (intransitive) To produce the components of speech.
PRONOUNCE, verb. (transitive) To declare authoritatively, or as a formal expert opinion.
PRONOUNCE, verb. (transitive) To pronounce dead.
PRONOUNCE, verb. (transitive) To read aloud.

Dictionary definition

PRONOUNCE, verb. 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?".
PRONOUNCE, verb. Pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here".

Wise words

The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.