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Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)


Verb pronounce has 2 senses


pronouncev. t. [F. prononcer, L. pronunciare; pro before, forth + nunciare, nuntiare, to announce. See Announce.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To utter officially or solemnly; to deliver, as a decree or sentence; as, to pronounce sentence of death.  [1913 Webster]
    "Sternly he pronounced
    The rigid interdiction.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To speak or utter rhetorically; to deliver; to recite; as, to pronounce an oration.  [1913 Webster]
    "Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To declare or affirm; as, he pronounced the book to be a libel; he pronounced the act to be a fraud.  [1913 Webster]
    "The God who hallowed thee and blessed,
    Pronouncing thee all good.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To deliver; utter; speak. See Deliver.
pronouncev. i. 
  •  To give a pronunciation; to articulate; as, to pronounce faultlessly.  Earle.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To make declaration; to utter on opinion; to speak with confidence.  Dr. H. More.  [1913 Webster]
     Pronouncement; declaration; pronunciation.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]


pronounce, v.
1 tr. (also absol.) utter or speak (words, sounds, etc.) in a certain way.
2 tr. a utter or deliver (a judgement, sentence, curse, etc.) formally or solemnly. b proclaim or announce officially (I pronounce you man and wife).
3 tr. state or declare, as being one's opinion (the apples were pronounced excellent).
4 intr. (usu. foll. by on, for, against, in favour of) pass judgement; give one's opinion (pronounced for the defendant).

pronounceable adj. pronouncement n. pronouncer n.
ME f. OF pronuncier f. L pronuntiare (as PRO-(1), nuntiare announce f. nuntius messenger)



act on, affirm, allege, announce, annunciate, argue, articulate, assert, assever, asseverate, aver, avouch, avow, bid, breathe, broadcast, call on, call the signals, call upon, charge, chime, chorus, come out with, command, commission, communicate, condemn, contend, convey, declare, declare roundly, decree, deliver, dictate, direct, disclose, doom, emit, enjoin, enunciate, express, find, find against, find for, fling off, formulate, give, give an order, give expression, give notice, give out with, give the word, give tongue, give utterance, give voice, have, hold, impart, insist, instruct, issue a command, issue a manifesto, issue a statement, issue a writ, judge, lay down, let out, lip, maintain, make a statement, make an announcement, make known, mandate, manifesto, ordain, order, order about, out with, pass, pass judgment, pass sentence, phonate, phrase, pour forth, predicate, present, proclaim, profess, promulgate, pronounce judgment, pronounce on, protest, publicize, publish, publish a manifesto, put, put forth, put in words, put it, put out, raise, report, return a verdict, rule, say, say the word, sentence, set down, set forth, sound, speak, speak out, speak up, stand for, stand on, state, submit, tell, throw off, utter, utter a judgment, verbalize, vocalize, voice, whisper, word




VB utter, breathe, give utterance, give tongue, cry, ejaculate, rap out, vocalize, prolate, articulate, enunciate, pronounce, accentuate, aspirate, deliver, mouth, whisper in the ear.


VB speak of, say, utter, pronounce, deliver, give utterance to, utter forth, pour forth, breathe, let fall, come out with, rap out, blurt out have on one's lips, have at the end of one's tongue, have at the tip of one's tongue, break silence, open one's lips, open one's mouth, lift one's voice, raise one's voice, give the tongue, wag the tongue, talk, outspeak, put in a word or two, hold forth, make a speech, deliver a speech, speechify, harangue, declaim, stump, flourish, recite, lecture, sermonize, discourse, be on one's legs, have one's say, say one's say, spout, rant, rave, vent one's fury, vent one's rage, expatiate, speak one's mind, go on the stump, take the stump, soliloquize, tell, speak to, talk together, be eloquent, have a tongue in one's head, have the gift of the gab, pass one's lips, escape one's lips, fall from the lips, fall from the mouth.


VB judge, conclude, come to a conclusion, draw a conclusion, arrive at a conclusion, ascertain, determine, make up one's mind, deduce, derive, gather, collect, draw an inference, make a deduction, weet, ween, form an estimate, estimate, appreciate, value, count, assess, rate, rank, account, regard, consider, think of, look upon, review, size up, settle, pass an opinion, give an opinion, decide, try, pronounce, rule, pass judgment, pass sentence, sentence, doom, find, give judgment, deliver judgment, adjudge, adjudicate, arbitrate, award, report, bring in a verdict, make absolute, set a question at rest, confirm, comment, criticize, kibitz, pass under review, investigate, hold the scales, sit in judgment, try judgment, hear a cause.


VB assert, make an assertion, have one's say, say, affirm, predicate, declare, state, protest, profess, put forth, put forward, advance, allege, propose, propound, enunciate, broach, set forth, hold out, maintain, contend, pronounce, pretend, depose, depone, aver, avow, avouch, asseverate, swear, make oath, take one's oath, make an affidavit, swear an affidavit, put in an affidavit, take one's Bible oath, kiss the book, vow, vitam impendere vero, swear till one is black in the face, swear till one is blue in the face, swear till all's blue, be sworn, call Heaven to witness, vouch, warrant, certify, assure, swear by bell book and candle, swear by, insist upon, take one's stand upon, emphasize, lay stress on, assert roundly, assert positively, lay down, lay down the law, raise one's voice, dogmatize, have the last word, rap out, repeat, reassert, reaffirm, announce, acknowledge, attest, adjure.

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