[ uh-nuhn-see-eyt ]
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verb (used with object),an·nun·ci·at·ed, an·nun·ci·at·ing.
  1. to announce.

Origin of annunciate

1350–1400; <Medieval Latin annūnciātus, for Latin annūntiātus, past participle of annūntiāre to make known. See announce, -ate1

Other words from annunciate

  • an·nun·ci·a·ble, adjective
  • an·nun·ci·a·tive, an·nun·ci·a·to·ry [uh-nuhn-see-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /əˈnʌn si əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
  • un·an·nun·ci·a·ble, adjective
  • un·an·nun·ci·a·tive, adjective

Words that may be confused with annunciate

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British Dictionary definitions for annunciate


/ (əˈnʌnsɪˌeɪt, -ʃɪ-) /

  1. (tr) a less common word for announce

Origin of annunciate

C16: from annunciātus, Medieval Latin misspelling of annuntiātus, past participle of Latin annuntiāre; see announce

Derived forms of annunciate

  • annunciation, noun
  • annunciative (əˈnʌnsɪətɪv, -ʃətɪv) or annunciatory (əˈnʌnsɪətərɪ, -ʃə-), adjective

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