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enounce

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verb (used with object), e·nounced, e·nounc·ing.
  1. to utter or pronounce, as words; enunciate.
  2. to announce, declare, or proclaim.
  3. to state definitely, as a proposition.
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Origin of enounce

1795–1805; e-1 + (an)nounce, modeled on French énoncer < Latin ēnuntiāre to tell; see enunciate
Related formse·nounce·ment, nounun·e·nounced, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Suffice it to have proved that both Old and New Testament enounce the judgment.

    The City of God, Volume II

    Aurelius Augustine

  • Thus perplexed, Fox Talbot hesitated in 1826 to enounce this fundamental principle.

  • Against such cautions I rebelled with a mute, indignant impulse, which I was not old enough to enounce or to argue.

  • For, to enounce with fitting clearness a great but much-forgotten truth, To have an opinion, you must have an opinion.


British Dictionary definitions for enounce

enounce

verb (tr) formal
  1. to enunciate
  2. to pronounce
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Derived Formsenouncement, noun

Word Origin

C19: from French énoncer, from Latin ēnuntiāre enunciate
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