make (something) known

idiom

formal
: to tell people (something)
She made her decision known to the staff.

Examples of make (something) known in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It is done in a way that calls attention to make something known. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 6 Jan. 2024 Yet here in Bisi, Leigh relinquishes the warm embrace of the mammy’s arms as if to make known that any care rendered from this figure is an act of taking without consent. Shantay Robinson, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Dec. 2023 Lawmakers later passed a bipartisan bill that would make known drug possession and public drug use a gross misdemeanor, with offenders being punished with up to 364 days in jail. Cami Mondeaux, Washington Examiner, 19 Aug. 2023 Residents at Arden Villas have not hesitated to make known their frustration with the apartment complex’s management. al, 3 Oct. 2021 Many wanted to make known their own experiences and those of others. Justine Van Der Leun, The New Republic, 17 Dec. 2020 Random passers-by, some in vehicles, others on foot, often make known their disapproval of Mr. Henry’s work — so often, in fact, that Mr. Henry, who is Black, began to keep count of the many times he or a Black crew member were called an incendiary racial slur. New York Times, 17 Apr. 2022 Motivated by the near-complete lack of information on post-9/11 veterans, HunterSeven set out to uncover and make known as much data as possible, hoping to draw links between service and illness. Michael Venutolo-Mantovani, The New Republic, 21 Mar. 2023 However, instead of reliving his days as a high-scoring defenseman and captain for a team in Finland, McCrimmon wanted to make known the role motherly influences have played in his life. Scott Talley, Freep.com, 7 May 2022

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“Make (something) known.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20%28something%29%20known. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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