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pronounce something on someone or something

to make a statement, usually a judgment, about someone or something. The judge pronounced final judgment on the prisoner. The family all pronounced a positive opinion on the cake.
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There must be hundreds of candidates for this job who are Welsh and can pronounce Welsh names properly.
Video-based pronunciations allow users to view and mimic the shape of the teacher's mouth as they listen to her pronounce each sound.
It is a cautionary tale for those of us who like to put on silly accents, however I can't help but pronounce Mario Balotelli as though I am a bone fide ice cream salesman working in the Piazza Bra in Verona and I don't see why I should stop now
In the 1950s I attended a grammar school and we were taught to pronounce new words.
If you are too, then you know that the name of Elizabeth Bennett's lover in that book sounds like how a person might pronounce part of the name of the town with the emphasis on the wrong syllables.
New Delhi, July 29 ( ANI ): A Delhi court will on Monday pronounce the quantum of sentence in the 2008 Batla House encounter case, in which suspected Indian Mujahideen operative Shahzad Ahmad was convicted for killing a police inspector and assaulting other cops.
I have correspondence from people saying 'Will you please pronounce it properly'.
Since then, I have travelled east of the Mississippi as a naturalized Oregonian, and I now understand the need for such a sticker to highlight the correct way to pronounce the name of our state.
It is due to laziness and a poor education and it is a sad reflection on the woeful standard of language teaching in our schools that even former Harrow boys John McCririck and Nick Luck are unable to pronounce simple French words correctly.
It is commonly pronounced haitch, whereas I was taught to pronounce it aitch.
In the same way that the English and Americans pronounce the word "tomato" differently the word "gala" has similar discrepancies in the North.
But such is the tyranny of the printed over the pronounced letter that the English instinctively want to pronounce it as a z.
The say-as element is an indicator inserted into speech code to help TTS (text-to-speech) engines pronounce words correctly from the written text by helping resolve ambiguities in the meaning of that text.
None were allowed to pass except those who could pronounce the password: shibboleth.
Przypyszny and Michael Hrynyszyn, but never gave us a clue how to pronounce their names.