annunciate

[ uh-nuhn-see-eyt ]
/ əˈnʌn siˌeɪt /

verb (used with object), an·nun·ci·at·ed, an·nun·ci·at·ing.

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH annunciate

annunciate enunciate
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British Dictionary definitions for annunciate

annunciate
/ (əˈnʌnsɪˌeɪt, -ʃɪ-) /

verb

(tr) a less common word for announce

Derived forms of annunciate

annunciation, nounannunciative (əˈnʌnsɪətɪv, -ʃətɪv) or annunciatory (əˈnʌnsɪətərɪ, -ʃə-), adjective

Word Origin for annunciate

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