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pronounce

verb [T] (TO STATE)    /prəˈnaʊns/ 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 .Announcing, informing and stating
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