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announce

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verb, an·nounce \ə-ˈnau̇n(t)s\

Simple Definition of announce

  • : to make (something) known in a public or formal way : to officially tell people about (something)

  • : to say (something) in a loud and definite way

  • : to say in a formal or official way that something or someone has arrived or is present or ready

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of announce

announcedannouncing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make known publicly :  proclaim <announced the deal>

  3. 2 a :  to give notice of the arrival, presence, or readiness of <announce dinner> b :  to indicate beforehand :  foretell

  4. 3 :  to serve as an announcer of <announce a football game>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to serve as an announcer

  7. 2 a :  to declare one's candidacy <announce for president> b :  to declare oneself politically <announce against a nominee>

Examples of announce in a sentence

  1. The government announced a cut in taxes.

  2. They announced plans to move the company out of the state.

  3. The company president has announced her retirement.

  4. Their engagement was formally announced in the newspaper.



Origin of announce

Middle English, from Anglo-French annuncier, from Latin annuntiare, from ad- + nuntiare to report, from nuntius messenger


First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of announce

declare, announce, proclaim, promulgate mean to make known publicly. declare implies explicitness and usually formality in making known <the referee declared the contest a draw>. announce implies the declaration of something for the first time <announced their engagement at a party>. proclaim implies declaring clearly, forcefully, and authoritatively <the president proclaimed a national day of mourning>. promulgate implies the proclaiming of a dogma, doctrine, or law <promulgated an edict of religious toleration>.

ANNOUNCE Defined for Kids

announce

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verb an·nounce \ə-ˈnau̇ns\

Definition of announce for Students

announcedannouncing

  1. 1 :  to make known publicly <They announced their engagement.>

  2. 2 :  to give notice of the arrival, presence, or readiness of <announce dinner>





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