an·​nun·​ci·​ate | \ ə-ˈnən(t)-sē-ˌāt How to pronounce annunciate (audio) \
annunciated; annunciating

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a politician is wise to annunciate past minor transgressions before the media make something major of them

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Visiting a place again and again, year after year, annunciates the slow progress of human growth. Nathan Heller, The New Yorker, "The Death of the Tunnel Tree," 15 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of annunciate

circa 1536, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of annunciate was circa 1536

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to spread over or through

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