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pronounce

verb [T]  us   /prəˈnɑʊns/

pronounce verb [T] (MAKE SOUND)

English to say a word or a letter in a particular way or in a correct way: Around here, "aunt" is not pronounced the same as "ant." How do you pronounce your last name?

pronounce verb [T] (TO STATE)

to state something officially or formally: Dewey was mistakenly pronounced the winner of the election.
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