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pronounce on

1. To issue an authoritative pronouncement or declaration about something. The boss always pronounces on whatever is happening in the news like he's some kind of authority on current events. We waited with bated breath for the judge to pronounce on the case.
2. To deliver a particular authoritative opinion or judgment about something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "pronounce" and "on." You don't need to pronounce your opinion on every little thing the kids do, Tom—give them a bit of room to navigate these things on their own. We sighed with relief when she pronounced her verdict on the case.
See also: on

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.
See also: on
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It is possible that the problematic value, pronounced "as if there were something in the mouth," was [??].
Liaison is pronounced lee-AY-zahn, as we would readily see if we would just look at the word (li-ai-son).
Evidence of a pronounced slowdown in the Japanese economy mounted.
Speakers who pronounced it to rhyme with "trap" could be either Democrats or Republicans (because, in English in general, the most common sound for the letter "a" between two vowels is "trap").
The E is pronounced as a short i (I) and the EA as a long e (i.)
L/Cpl Roberts, from Penrhyn Bay, Conwy, collapsed and was pronounced dead on the mountain while L/Cpl Maher was taken to hospital in Merthyr Tydfil where he was pronounced dead.
Another place name that is regularly wrongly pronounced is Porthcawl; nearly always pronounced as "Porthcole".
Andrew England, Huddersfield HOLYROO LYROO L D was pronounced Hollyrood long before we had a Parliament there.
"Talaq has to be pronounced thrice, on three occasions in three consecutive months as per the Sharia.
10.0 Crore (reduced from Rs 20.0 crore) fund-based limits of G R Thanga Maligai Jewellers Private Limited ("GRTPL"/"the entity") to LBBB+ (pronounced L triple B plus) from LBBB (pronounced L triple B) +.
Bethany Marie Kennerley was pronounced dead at home in Cheadle Heath, Greater Manchester, on Saturday morning.
Ras Al Khaimah: A man without documents to prove his identity and who had been in a coma at the Intensive Care Unit of Saqr Hospital here since May 15, was pronounced dead yesterday, two weeks after almost drowning off the RAK Creek.
ON ATR and Racing UK, I keep hearing the stallion Kyllachy pronounced as if it were Killachy.
It is commonly pronounced haitch, whereas I was taught to pronounce it aitch.
In PBDE-exposed male offspring, pronounced decreases in circulating sex steroids (estradiol, testosterone) were seen both at weaning and in adulthood.