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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The Trust explained in a release announcing the news that Meghan will focus on the organization's work supporting women and girls in her new role. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Named Vice President of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust on International Women's Day," 9 Mar. 2019 In 1930, a young researcher at the observatory named Clyde Tombaugh noticed a small moving dot in a telescope plate and announced the discovery of Pluto. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Here's What We Know About Planet Nine," 9 Mar. 2019 However, today's preview video announcing March 29 as the premiere date of On My Block season 2 also confirms that Ruby is still very much alive. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, ""On My Block" Season 2 Teaser Video and First Look Photos Hint That Ruby Is Still Alive," 7 Mar. 2019 After several layers of internal review, the IOC will announce its decision in June of which sports will be provisionally included in Paris. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "These Are the New Sports We May See at the 2024 Summer Olympics," 27 Feb. 2019 Google has rapidly expanded in cities across the country, and just announced plans to grow its New York City footprint to 7 million square feet, enough to house 46,000 employees. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Big cities courting big tech helped define 2018," 18 Dec. 2018 The brand immediately issued an apology, pulled the product, and announced several initatives to increase diversity throughout the company. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Burberry and Riccardo Tisci Apologize After Sending a Noose Hoodie Down the Runway," 22 Feb. 2019 Temper that excitement though, as Creative Assembly announced this week that Three Kingdoms is delayed. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Hollow Knight gets a sequel, Neill Blomkamp makes a live-action Anthem trailer," 15 Feb. 2019 Last year, Textile Exchange announced that 36 major brands, including Adidas, Timberland, and Levi’s, had signed a pledge committing to using 100% sustainable cotton by 2025. Erin Quinn-kong, Woman's Day, "Are Your Fast-Fashion Clothes Killing Farmers?," 14 Feb. 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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