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

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.