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
Full Definition of announce
1 : to make known publicly : proclaim <announced the deal>
2 a : to give notice of the arrival, presence, or readiness of <announce dinner> b : to indicate beforehand : foretell
3 : to serve as an announcer of <announce a football game>
1 : to serve as an announcer
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
The government announced a cut in taxes.
They announced plans to move the company out of the state.
The company president has announced her retirement.
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
ANNOUNCE Defined for Kids
Definition of announce for Students
1 : to make known publicly <They announced their engagement.>
2 : to give notice of the arrival, presence, or readiness of <announce dinner>
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up announce? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).