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pronounce

verb [T] uk   /prəˈnaʊns/ us  

pronounce verb [T] (MAKE SOUND)

B1 to say a word or a letter in a particular way: How do you pronounce your surname? She pronounced his name so badly he didn't even recognize it. Sade, pronounced shah-day, is a singer.
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pronounce verb [T] (TO STATE)

formal to say something officially or certainly: [+ obj + noun/adj ] He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The jury pronounced him guilty. He gazed vacantly while the verdict and sentence were pronounced. She surveyed the building and pronounced herself pleased with their work. [+ that] The government pronounced that they are no longer a nuclear state. "Have I met him?" "You have indeed - I recall you pronounced the man (= said that he was) a fool." The dessert was tried and pronounced delicious.
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Translations of “pronounce”
in Korean 발음하다…
in Arabic يَنْطِق…
in French prononcer…
in Turkish telâffuz etmek, sesletmek…
in Italian pronunciare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 發出聲音, 發(音),讀(音)…
in Russian произносить…
in Polish wymawiać…
in Spanish pronunciar…
in Portuguese pronunciar…
in German aussprechen, verkünden…
in Catalan pronunciar…
in Japanese ~を発音する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 发出声音, 发(音),读(音)…
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