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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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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Arms-control experts have been hoping for the start of that process ever since Mr Trump announced his meeting with Mr Kim in Singapore more than 13 months ago. Seoul, The Economist, "Donald Trump meets Kim Jong Un on the border between South and North Korea," 30 June 2019 Urbach will take the helm of the Iditarod Trail Committee on July 29, the race organization announced Saturday. Tegan Hanlon, Anchorage Daily News, "The Iditarod has a new CEO: Rob Urbach," 29 June 2019 The 50th national convention of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) will be held July 15-19, 2020, at the Baltimore Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor, the organization announced Thursday. Jon Meoli,, "Orioles' Chance Sisco gets acclaim for catching on big night at plate: 'That was awesome to watch'," 29 June 2019 Changes to the transfer policy announced this week could impact several high-profile moves into, and within, the Pac-12. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, "Hotline newsletter: NCAA tweaks the transfer policy; football win totals; recruiting news and more," 29 June 2019 The Coyotes acquired Kessel, prospect Dane Birks and a 2021 fourth-round pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk and prospect Pierre-Olivier Joseph, both teams announced Saturday. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Coyotes acquire scoring winger Phil Kessel from Penguins in blockbuster deal," 29 June 2019 Bruce Pearl’s team will participate in the 2019 Veterans Classic in Annapolis, Md., and face Davidson out of the Atlantic 10 in the first game of a doubleheader on CBS Sports Network, the program announced Friday. Tom Green |,, "Auburn to face Davidson in 2019 Veterans Classic," 28 June 2019 The design could be one of the last developed under the leadership of design chief Jony Ive, who Apple announced Thursday will leave the company later this year. Yoko Kubota, WSJ, "Apple Moves Mac Pro Production to China," 28 June 2019 Twitter will start labeling tweets from public officials that violate the company's rules — and that's likely to affect the president of the United States, the company announced Thursday. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, "Twitter to label officials' tweets that violate their rules — and that could affect Trump," 27 June 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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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


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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