→ I can't pronounce his name.
→ He pronounced it Per-sha, the way the English do.
How do you pronounce that word? Comment est-ce qu'on prononce ce mot?
[+verdict, sentence] prononcer
→ The Communist authorities took time to pronounce their verdicts.
→ Eventually the doctor pronounced his verdict.
→ The judge is set to pronounce a sentence on Matthews within the next week.
(=declare) déclarer → "The letter is a forgery," she pronounced. → "As for me," he pronounced, "I can recognize a good deal when I see one." to pronounce sb fit déclarer qn apte → A specialist has pronounced him fully fit. They pronounced him unfit to drive. Ils l'ont déclaré inapte à la conduite. to pronounce sb dead déclarer qn mort → The victim was pronounced dead on arrival at Southampton Hospital. to pronounce o.s. satisfied se déclarer satisfait → He walked around the garden and pronounced himself satisfied. to pronounce sb man and wife, I now pronounce you man and wife. Je vous déclare maintenant mari et femme.
(=give one's opinion on) se prononcer sur
(=pontificate on) se croire obligé (e) d'émettre une opinion sur
→ Men feel perfectly free to pronounce on the way women should look.
She was asked to pronounce on the merits of the novel. On lui a demandé de se prononcer sur les mérites du roman.
people who pronounce on how their children should be taught les gens qui se croient obligés d'émettre une opinion sur l'enseignement que leurs enfants devraient recevoir
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary
prononcer (vt.) ; se prononcer (vr.)
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