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

Definition of annunciate

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of annunciate in a Sentence

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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'annunciate.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of annunciate

circa 1536, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about annunciate

Time Traveler for annunciate

Time Traveler

The first known use of annunciate was circa 1536

See more words from the same year

Statistics for annunciate

Cite this Entry

“Annunciate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on annunciate

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for annunciate

Comments on annunciate

What made you want to look up annunciate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Here Be Dragons: A Creature Identification Quiz

  • monster werewolf photo
  • Which is a synonym of werewolf?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!