- to make known publicly or officially; proclaim; give notice of: to announce a special sale.
- to state the approach or presence of: to announce guests; to announce dinner.
- to make known to the mind or senses.
- to serve as an announcer of: The mayor announced the program.
- to state; declare.
- to state in advance; declare beforehand.
- to write, or have printed, and send a formal declaration of an event, especially a social event, as a wedding.
- to be employed or serve as an announcer especially of a radio or television broadcast: She announces for the local radio station.
- to declare one's candidacy, as for a political office (usually followed by for): We are hoping that he will announce for governor.
Origin of announce
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Examples from the Web for announce
Any speculation about what happens should Clinton announce a candidacy, Sefl said, is just speculation.Is Ready for Hillary Ready to Fold—or Work With Candidate Clinton?
November 13, 2014
To announce that ten thousand “troops” are to be sent abroad distracts from the living reality of what is going on.What Did You Do in the Targeted Action, Daddy?
September 12, 2014
My daughter took this as an opportunity to announce, “I have two moms.”Is Polygamy the Next Gay Marriage?
September 12, 2014
No doubt in the near future our government, along with our allies, will announce a military approach to counter ISIS.It'll Take More Than Bombs to Stop ISIS
September 2, 2014
The main radio station was scheduled to announce, and thereby legitimize, the fraudulent results.Nigeria’s Larger-Than-Life Nobel Laureate Chronicles a Fascinating Life
August 9, 2014
Lines 44 and 45 announce Marduk's determination to build Babylon.The Babylonian Legends of the Creation
I announce to you that we are arrived at our last sitting on our little business.Little Dorrit
Radiant with benevolent pleasure, she went to announce the glad tidings.Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10)
I would esteem it an honour to announce you to some of them.The Contrast
Also he intended to announce the betrothal of the young couple.A Nest of Spies
- (tr; may take a clause as object) to make known publicly; proclaim
- (tr) to declare the arrival ofto announce a guest
- (tr; may take a clause as object) to reveal to the mind or senses; presagethe dark clouds announced rain
- (intr) to work as an announcer, as on radio or television
- US to make known (one's intention to run as a candidate)to announce for the presidency
Word Origin and History for announce
c.1500, "proclaim, make known," from Old French anoncier "announce, proclaim" (12c., Modern French annoncer), from Latin annuntiare, adnuntiare "to announce, relate," literally "to bring news," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + nuntiare "relate, report," from nuntius "messenger" (see nuncio). Related: Announced; announcing.