announce

verb
an·​nounce | \ ə-ˈnau̇n(t)s \
announced; announcing

Definition of announce

transitive verb

1 : to make known publicly : proclaim announce a deal
2a : to give notice of the arrival, presence, or readiness of (something) announce dinner
b : to indicate beforehand : foretell an invention that announced a new era
3 US : to serve as an announcer of announce a football game

intransitive verb

1 : to serve as an announcer

2 US

a : to declare one's candidacy announce for president
b : to declare oneself politically announce against a nominee

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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

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.
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And then, Simons and Calvin Klein announced their surprise breakup in the twilight hours of 2018, leaving the fashion world stunned that Simons’s great American fashion experiment was over. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The Post-Raf Changes Begin at Calvin Klein," 11 Jan. 2019 In December, Sears announced another round of 80 closures slated for March. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Sears and Kmart Stores May Liquidate After Latest Bankruptcy News," 8 Jan. 2019 Alongside the Veil collection, Kohler announced the release of their Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror and the Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Kohler Is Releasing An Entire Smart Bathroom Collection, And It's Unreal," 8 Jan. 2019 In a press release, the CNSA announced that Chang’e-4 has already been sending pictures back to Earth with the help of a relay satellite. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "China Successfully Lands on Far Side of Moon," 3 Jan. 2019 However, in a last minute win, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced on Twitter that the events will be shown on NASA TV, and that the space agency would update the public on the mission with its social media accounts. Loren Grush, The Verge, "How to watch as NASA sends a spacecraft past a rock at the edge of the Solar System," 30 Dec. 2018 Microsoft announced Windows Sandbox Tuesday evening in a blog post, unearthed by ZDNet. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft announces Windows Sandbox, a virtualized safe space for testing untrusted apps," 19 Dec. 2018 In February, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced at a San Francisco event that the homesharing company would launch Superguest, a companion to its Superhost program, to provide membership benefits to its most loyal customers. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Airbnb’s ‘Superguest’ Program: The Benefits We Want to See," 18 Dec. 2018 Getty ImagesGotham In unexpected news on this fine Monday afternoon, Chrissy Teigen announced that her dad, Ron Teigen Sr. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Chrissy Teigen's Dad Got Her Face Tattooed on His Arm," 10 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of announce

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for announce

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

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The first known use of announce was in the 15th century

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announce

verb

English Language Learners 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

announce

verb
an·​nounce | \ ə-ˈnau̇ns \
announced; announcing

Kids Definition of announce

1 : to make known publicly They announced their engagement.
2 : to give notice of the arrival, presence, or readiness of announce dinner

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