Enlighten vs Pronounce - What's the difference?
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Enlighten is a related term of pronounce.
As verbs the difference between enlighten and pronounce
is that enlighten
is to supply with light; to illuminate; as, the sun enlightens the earth while pronounce
is to formally declare, officially or ceremoniously.
To supply with light; to illuminate; as, the sun enlightens the earth.
To make clear to the intellect or conscience; to shed the light of truth and knowledge upon; to furnish with increase of knowledge; to instruct; as, to enlighten the mind or understanding.
To formally declare, officially or ceremoniously.
* , chapter=5
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=Then everybody once more knelt, and soon the blessing was pronounced
. The choir and the clergy trooped out slowly, […], down the nave to the western door. […] At a seemingly immense distance the surpliced group stopped to say the last prayer.}}
To pass judgment.
To sound out (a word or phrase); to articulate.
* 1869 , (Mark Twain), The Innocents Abroad , page 182:
To produce the components of speech.
- They spell it "Vinci" and pronounce' it "Vinchy". Foreigners always spell better than they ' pronounce .
To declare authoritatively, or as a formal expert opinion.
To read aloud.