announce

verb
an·​nounce | \ ə-ˈnau̇n(t)s How to pronounce announce (audio) \
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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Choose the Right Synonym for 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

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 Issa Rae seemed to announce her engagement by simply appearing on a magazine cover sporting some new bling. Nicole Briese, Allure, "Emma Stone Sparks Massive Engagement Rumors Due to Ring Finger Accessory," 7 Apr. 2019 Beto O’Rourke announced at the El Paso Moms Demand Action event. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Gun Violence Is a Women's Issue," 27 Mar. 2019 Google's Stadia, announced today at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, could be the next step away from those classic roots. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Google's 'Stadia' Is the Latest Attack in the War on Games You Can Actually Own," 19 Mar. 2019 Where the theory started: Since Kate announced her pregnancy at the start of season 3, there's been several mentions about the stress that having a baby is putting on her body. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "The Craziest Season 3 'This Is Us' Fan Theories on the Internet," 19 Mar. 2019 The government’s National Industrial Development and Logistics Program said a further 29 deals worth $960 million in sectors such as mining, logistics and energy were announced at the event. Aya Batrawy, The Seattle Times, "Saudi Arabia showcases $53B in deals at conference," 28 Jan. 2019 Move over, Color Of The Year—Yankee Candle is shaking things up by releasing their first-ever Scent Of The Year for 2019, announcing it January 15 at a launch event in New York City. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Yankee Candle's First-Ever Scent Of The Year Is Here, And It’s So Refreshing," 16 Jan. 2019 At the time, Trainor announced the engagement with an adorable Instagram post. Stacey Leasca, Glamour, "Meghan Trainor Is Married," 23 Dec. 2018 The company is expected to announce its 2019 TV lineup at the big CES 2019 tech show in January. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Google Assistant is reportedly coming to Samsung TVs," 21 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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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 How to pronounce announce (audio) \
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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