- 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 unannounced
In terms of unannounced drills “there is really very little research out there to guide us in this area.”
Nickerson points out this does not apply to unannounced drills.
Barnes supplies no explanation or justification for its unusual construction, for the unannounced swerve from fact to fiction.‘One Relishes the Pain’: Julian Barnes’ Memoir of Grief
September 25, 2013
She acknowledges that after the 2010 incident there was a de facto and unannounced freeze in building inside East Jerusalem.Israel Quietly Freezes Construction Through Barack Obama’s Visit
March 18, 2013
Betty finally had to let her nanny go for good when she repeated her behavior a year later, leaving for six weeks unannounced.The Stranger Inside Your House: Terrified by the Alleged Killer Nanny
October 26, 2012
They were interrupted by the sudden and unannounced entrance of her brother.In the Midst of Alarms
He was unannounced, as had ever been the custom at Gavrillac.Scaramouche
Finding he could not walk in unannounced, he stood for a moment, his intention blank.The Prisoner
He came swiftly across the lawn to her, unattended and unannounced.The Traitors
E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
What means the unannounced substitution of other actors in the exciting play?The Masked Bridal
Mrs. Georgie Sheldon
- not made known publicly or declared in advancean unannounced visit
- (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 unannounced
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.