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.

enlighten

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • 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.
  • Antonyms

    * endarken

    pronounce

    English

    Verb

    (pronounc)
  • To formally declare, officially or ceremoniously.
  • * , chapter=5
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  • To pass judgment.
  • To sound out (a word or phrase); to articulate.
  • * 1869 , (Mark Twain), The Innocents Abroad , page 182:
  • They spell it "Vinci" and pronounce' it "Vinchy". Foreigners always spell better than they ' pronounce .
  • *
  • To produce the components of speech.
  • To declare authoritatively, or as a formal expert opinion.
  • To read aloud.
  • Derived terms

    * pronounceable * pronounced * pronouncer * pronouncing