verb \ə-ˈnan(t)s\

: 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

transitive verb
:  to make known publicly :  proclaim <announced the deal>
a :  to give notice of the arrival, presence, or readiness of <announce dinner>
b :  to indicate beforehand :  foretell
:  to serve as an announcer of <announce a football game>
intransitive verb
:  to serve as an announcer
a :  to declare one's candidacy <announce for president>
b :  to declare oneself politically <announce against a nominee>

Examples of ANNOUNCE

  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


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