Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Pro*nounce" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pronounced (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Pronounging (?).] [F. prononcer, L. pronunciare; pro before, forth + nunciare, nuntiare, to announce. See Announce.]
1. 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.
2. To utter officially or solemnly; to deliver, as a decree or sentence; as, to pronounce sentence of death.
Sternly he pronounced
The rigid interdiction.
3. To speak or utter rhetorically; to deliver; to recite; as, to pronounce an oration.
Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you.
4. To declare or affirm; as, he pronounced the book to be a libel; he pronounced the act to be a fraud.
The God who hallowed thee and blessed,
Pronouncing thee all good.
Syn. -- To deliver; utter; speak. See Deliver.
Pro*nounce", v. i.
1. To give a pronunciation; to articulate; as, to pronounce faultlessly.
2. To make declaration; to utter on opinion; to speak with confidence. [R.]
Dr. H. More.
Pro*nounce", n. Pronouncement; declaration; pronunciation. [Obs.]
result(s) from the 1828
PRONOUNCE, v.t. pronouns''. [L. pronuncio; pro and nuncio.]1. To speak; to utter articulately. The child is not able to pronounce words composed of difficult combinations of letters. Adults rarely learn to pronounce correctly a foreign language.2. To utter formally, officially or solemnly. The court pronounced sentence of death on the criminal. Then Baruch answered them, he pronounced all these words to me with his mouth. Jer.36. Sternly he pronounc''d The rigid interdiction.3. To speak or utter rhetorically; to deliver; as, to pronounce an oration.4. To speak; to utter, in almost any manner.5. To declare or affirm. He pronounced the book to be a libel; he pronounced the act to be a fraud.
PRONOUNCE, v.i. pronouns''. To speak; to make declaration; to utter an opinion. How confidently so ever men pronounce of themselves--