|Origin:||pronuncier, from Latin pronuntiare, from nuntius 'messenger'|
to make the sound of a letter, word etc, especially in the correct way [↪ pronunciation]:
How do you pronounce your name?
to officially state that something is true
pronounce somebody/something sth
The victim was pronounced dead on arrival.
I now pronounce you man and wife.
3 [intransitive and transitive]
to give a judgment or opinion:
The scheme was pronounced a failure.
He used to pronounce on matters he knew nothing about.
4 [intransitive,transitive ] lawSCL
to give a legal judgment
pronounce sentence (=tell a court of law what punishment a criminal will have)