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.
- 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
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How to use announce in a sentence
The NFL announced that Sunday's game between the Tennessee Titans and the Pittsburgh Steelers has been delayed after several Titans players and staffers tested positive for the coronavirus.Steelers-Titans NFL game delayed after coronavirus outbreak | Axios | September 30, 2020 | Axios
In announcing the layoffs, Disney appeared to partially cast blame on the California state government, saying that the cuts were “exacerbated in California by the State’s unwillingness to lift restrictions that would allow Disneyland to reopen.”Disney Is Laying Off 28,000 Domestic Theme Park Employees | Jenny G. Zhang | September 30, 2020 | Eater
Irène Mathieu, University of VirginiaThis spring, after stay-at-home orders were announced and schools shut down across the nation, many families stopped going to their pediatrician.Your Child’s Vaccines: What You Need To Know About Catching Up During The COVID-19 Pandemic | LGBTQ-Editor | September 30, 2020 | No Straight News
Last week, the platform announced it was testing Story Pins, which combine multiple pages of images, videos, voiceover and overlaid text.‘We want to drive more transactions’: As e-commerce sales accelerate, more media dollars are going to Pinterest | Seb Joseph | September 30, 2020 | Digiday
Last week, shortly after the committee announced the hearing, the agency informed Engel he would not attend.U.S. broadcasting agency executive director ignores House subpoena | Kaela Roeder | September 29, 2020 | Washington Blade
“All members of the Court and the public announce the untimely death of Lucia Aielli,” the announcement said.Days of Mafia Mayhem Are Wracking Italy Once Again | Barbie Latza Nadeau | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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? | David Freedlander | November 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Thunderous sounds announce its arrival, piercing the silence that accompanies sundown in the swampland near Boystown, Liberia.
My daughter took this as an opportunity to announce, “I have two moms.”
To announce that ten thousand “troops” are to be sent abroad distracts from the living reality of what is going on.
Captain Vane came from the observatory, his face blazing with excitement and oily with heat, to announce the fact.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
Cabral dispatched a small vessel to Lisbon to announce his discovery, and then, without making any settlement, proceeded to India.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
They announce to us successive generations of animals and plants; but they do not tell us how long these generations lived.Gospel Philosophy | J. H. Ward
Mr. Monterey will confer with us at noon, and before school is dismissed to-day we will announce the winner.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
Besides I am ready to play now, and you can announce a concert within a week if you like.The Fifth String | John Philip Sousa
British Dictionary definitions for announce
(tr; may take a clause as object) to make known publicly; proclaim
(tr) to declare the arrival of: to announce a guest
(tr; may take a clause as object) to reveal to the mind or senses; presage: the 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
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