Pronounce vs. Pronunciate - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Pronounce

    Pronunciation is the way in which a word or a language is spoken. This may refer to generally agreed-upon sequences of sounds used in speaking a given word or language in a specific dialect ("correct pronunciation"), or simply the way a particular individual speaks a word or language. A word can be spoken in different ways by various individuals or groups, depending on many factors, such as: the duration of the cultural exposure of their childhood, the location of their current residence, speech or voice disorders, their ethnic group, their social class, or their education.

Wiktionary

  • Pronounce (verb)

    To declare formally, officially or ceremoniously.

    "I hereby pronounce you man and wife."

  • Pronounce (verb)

    To declare authoritatively, or as a formal expert opinion.

    "The doctor pronounced them legally dead."

  • Pronounce (verb)

    To pass judgment.

    "The judge had pronounced often before, but never in front of such a crowd."

  • Pronounce (verb)

    To sound out (a word or phrase); to articulate.

  • Pronounce (verb)

    To produce the components of speech.

    "Actors must be able to pronounce perfectly or deliberately disabled."

  • Pronounce (verb)

    To sound like.

    "The Icelandic double m|is|l in m|is|Eyjafjallajökull is pronounced tl."

  • Pronounce (verb)

    To read aloud.

Webster Dictionary

  • Pronounce

    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.

  • Pronounce

    To utter officially or solemnly; to deliver, as a decree or sentence; as, to pronounce sentence of death.

  • Pronounce

    To speak or utter rhetorically; to deliver; to recite; as, to pronounce an oration.

  • Pronounce

    To declare or affirm; as, he pronounced the book to be a libel; he pronounced the act to be a fraud.

  • Pronounce (verb)

    To give a pronunciation; to articulate; as, to pronounce faultlessly.

  • Pronounce (verb)

    To make declaration; to utter on opinion; to speak with confidence.

  • Pronounce (noun)

    Pronouncement; declaration; pronunciation.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Pronounce (verb)

    speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way;

    "She pronounces French words in a funny way"

    "I cannot say `zip wire'"

    "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"

  • Pronounce (verb)

    pronounce judgment on;

    "They labeled him unfit to work here"

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