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.
  3. to make known to the mind or senses.
  4. to serve as an announcer of: The mayor announced the program.
  5. to state; declare.
  6. to state in advance; declare beforehand.
  7. 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

1490–1500; < Middle French anoncer < Latin annūntiāre, equivalent to an- an-2 + nūntiāre to announce, derivative of nūntius messenger
Related formsan·nounce·a·ble, adjectivepre·an·nounce, verb (used with object), pre·an·nounced, pre·an·nounc··an·nounce, verb (used with object), re·an·nounced, re·an·nounc·ing.un·an·nounced, adjectivewell-an·nounced, adjective
Can be confusedannounce enunciate pronounce

Synonyms for announce

Synonym study

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for re-announce


  1. (tr; may take a clause as object) to make known publicly; proclaim
  2. (tr) to declare the arrival ofto announce a guest
  3. (tr; may take a clause as object) to reveal to the mind or senses; presagethe dark clouds announced rain
  4. (intr) to work as an announcer, as on radio or television
  5. US to make known (one's intention to run as a candidate)to announce for the presidency

Word Origin for announce

C15: from Old French anoncer, from Latin annuntiāre, from nuntius messenger
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Word Origin and History for re-announce



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.

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