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English verb: pronounce

1. pronounce (communication) speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way


SamplesShe pronounces French words in a funny way.
I cannot say `zip wire'.
Can the child sound out this complicated word?.


Synonymsarticulate, enounce, enunciate, say, sound out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)accent, accentuate, aspirate, click, devoice, drawl, explode, flap, labialise, labialize, lilt, lisp, mispronounce, misspeak, nasalise, nasalise, nasalize, nasalize, palatalise, palatalize, raise, retroflex, roll, round, sibilate, sound, stress, subvocalise, subvocalize, syllabise, syllabize, trill, twang, vocalise, vocalise, vocalize, vocalize, voice, vowelise, vowelize


Entailmouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

2. pronounce (communication) pronounce judgment on


SamplesThey labeled him unfit to work here.


Synonymsjudge, label


Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)adjudge, declare, hold


Narrower (hyponym)acquit, assoil, clear, convict, discharge, disqualify, exculpate, exonerate, find, intonate, intone, qualify, rule, tout









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