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verb (used with object),an·nounced, an·nounc·ing.
  1. to make known publicly or officially; proclaim; give notice of: to announce a special sale.

  2. to state the approach or presence of: to announce guests; to announce dinner.

  1. to make known to the mind or senses.

  2. to serve as an announcer of: The mayor announced the program.

  3. to state; declare.

  4. to state in advance; declare beforehand.

  5. to write, or have printed, and send a formal declaration of an event, especially a social event, as a wedding.

verb (used without object),an·nounced, an·nounc·ing.
  1. to be employed or serve as an announcer especially of a radio or television broadcast: She announces for the local radio station.

  2. 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

First recorded in 1490–1500; from Middle French anoncer, from Latin annūntiāre, from an- an-2 + nūntiāre “to announce, report” (from nūntius “messenger, news”)

synonym study For announce

1. Announce, proclaim, publish mean to communicate something in a formal or public way. To announce is to give out news, often of something expected in the future: to announce a lecture series. To proclaim is to make a widespread and general announcement of something of public interest: to proclaim a holiday. To publish is to make public in an official way, now especially by printing: to publish a book.

Other words for announce

Other words from announce

  • an·nounce·a·ble, adjective
  • pre·an·nounce, verb (used with object), pre·an·nounced, pre·an·nounc·ing.
  • re·an·nounce, verb (used with object), re·an·nounced, re·an·nounc·ing.
  • un·an·nounced, adjective
  • well-an·nounced, adjective

Words that may be confused with announce

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How to use announce in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for announce


/ (əˈnaʊns) /

  1. (tr; may take a clause as object) to make known publicly; proclaim

  2. (tr) to declare the arrival of: to announce a guest

  1. (tr; may take a clause as object) to reveal to the mind or senses; presage: the dark clouds announced rain

  2. (intr) to work as an announcer, as on radio or television

  3. US to make known (one's intention to run as a candidate): to announce for the presidency

Origin of announce

C15: from Old French anoncer, from Latin annuntiāre, from nuntius messenger

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