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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Recent Examples on the Web

President Trump announced in February an initiative to end the epidemic. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, "Medical advances still haven’t stopped HIV epidemic in Alabama," 11 Aug. 2019 The country announced charges against the three Goldman Sachs entities in December. Washington Post, "Malaysia charges Goldman executives," 10 Aug. 2019 In May, the British Parliament announced a committee to investigate production companies’ duty of care to participants. Lou Stoppard, The New Yorker, "The Glorious Depravity of the British “Love Island”," 10 Aug. 2019 In March 2018, the city announced a series of development agreements with Bayside Land Partners to make the vision a reality. David Tarrant, Dallas News, "Surf’s up: Wave pool, Crystal Lagoon among plans unveiled at town hall for new $1B Rowlett development," 9 Aug. 2019 In 2018, Justin announced that Annika and him would be producing a movie together with the working title, Odium, so hopefully that's still in the works, too. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Here Are All the "13 Reasons Why" Stars' Relationship Statuses IRL," 9 Aug. 2019 His death effectively ended the investigation into those reports, SafeSport announced in February. Christine Brennan, USA TODAY, "Former skater Adam Schmidt alleges in lawsuit that Olympic coach Richard Callaghan sexually abused him," 9 Aug. 2019 In June the Pentagon announced a fresh $250m in military aid for Ukraine, bringing the total to $1.5bn over the past five years. The Economist, "America and its allies are helping Ukraine to get its sea legs back," 9 Aug. 2019 And in March, the West Virginia health department announced an outbreak in Cabell County due to a spike in new cases of HIV acquired through drug use. Scientific American, "The U.S. Opioid Epidemic Is Driving a Spike in Infectious Diseases," 9 Aug. 2019

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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 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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