announce

verb

an·​nounce ə-ˈnau̇n(t)s How to pronounce announce (audio)
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
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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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of announce was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Announce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/announce. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

announce

verb
an·​nounce ə-ˈnau̇n(t)s How to pronounce announce (audio)
announced; announcing
1
: to make known publicly : proclaim
2
: to give notice of the coming, arrival, or presence of

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