verb (used with object), an·nounced, an·nounc·ing.
verb (used without object), an·nounced, an·nounc·ing.
Origin of announce
British Dictionary definitions for preannounced
Word Origin for announce
Word Origin and History for preannounced
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.