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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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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After the race, Preece announced that he has been added to the entry list for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Lakes Region 200 on July 21 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Shawn Courchesne, courant.com, "Preece Holds Off Rocco for SK Modified Win At Thompson Speedwa," 15 July 2018 Andrew Cuomo, the state’s governor, announced last year. The Economist, "What’s left?To win back power, Democrats must do things that make them uncomfortable," 14 July 2018 Microsoft is making a big bet on a tiny-computer future: Earlier this week, the company announced the Surface Go, a 10-inch, 1.15-pound little detachable that runs full Windows 10. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "Panos on Surface," 13 July 2018 BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch announced today in Berlin the addition of a pair of top executives in his head office. Wolfgang Spahr, Billboard, "BMG Promotes Ben Katovsky to COO, Ama Walton to Global General Counsel," 13 July 2018 In a surprise news conference on Friday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced new indictments in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference during the 2016 presidential campaign. Rob Tornoe, Philly.com, "Ahead of Trump's meeting with Putin, Mueller indicts 12 Russians for hacking DNC emails," 13 July 2018 In April Sempra Energy announced that IEnova would build a $130 million, 1 million barrel fuels terminal at Ensenada, a city in the Mexican state of Baja California. Rye Druzin, Houston Chronicle, "California-based energy company building $150 million Mexico fuels terminal," 13 July 2018 In March, the Treasury Department announced new sanctions against the G.R.U. and Mr. Korobov. Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, "G.R.U., Russian Spy Agency Cited by Mueller, Casts a Long Shadow," 13 July 2018 During his career, Adams announced 2,625 racing programs at tracks in seven different states. Tony Baranek, Daily Southtown, "Baranek: Raceway Park 'voice' Wayne Adams Sr. still telling golden stories about auto racing at age 99," 12 July 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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