announce

verb an·nounce \ ə-ˈnau̇n(t)s \
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of announce

announced; announcing
transitive verb
1 : to make known publicly : proclaim
  • announce a deal
2 a : 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

Examples of announce in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of announce

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

Synonym Discussion of 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

ANNOUNCE Defined for English Language Learners

announce

verb

Definition of announce for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

announce

verb an·nounce \ ə-ˈnau̇ns \

Definition of announce for Students

announced; announcing
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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