—v.t. 1. to enunciate or articulate (sounds, words, sentences, etc.).
2. to utter or sound in a particular manner in speaking: He pronounces his words indistinctly. 3. to utter or articulate in the accepted or correct manner: I can't pronounce this word. 4. to declare (a person or thing) to be as specified: She pronounced it the best salmon she had ever tasted. 5. to utter or deliver formally or solemnly: to pronounce sentence. 6. to announce authoritatively or officially: The judge pronounced the defendant guilty. 7. to indicate the pronunciation of (words) by providing a phonetic transcription: This dictionary pronounces most of the words entered.
—v.i. 1. to pronounce words, phrases, etc.
2. to make a statement or assertion, esp. an authoritative statement (often fol. by on): He was required to pronounce on the findings of his research. 3. to give an opinion or decision (usually fol. by on): to pronounce on an important matter. 4. to indicate the pronunciation of words: a spelling book that pronounces.