pronounce verb

1 make the sound of a word/letter

ADV. clearly, distinctly | correctly, properly

VERB + PRONOUNCE can, know how to I don't know how to pronounce the name of the town. | be difficult to

PREP. as ‘Gone back’ is sometimes pronounced as ‘gom back’. | as in She pronounded the ‘o’ as in ‘no’.

2 state sth

ADV. confidently Press reports beforehand confidently pronounced that an agreement had already been reached.

PREP. in favour of The committee has pronounced in favour of the merger. | on/upon I do not feel competent to pronounce on this matter.