- 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.
Origin of announce
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- (tr; may take a clause as object) to make known publicly; proclaim
- (tr) to declare the arrival ofto announce a guest
- (tr; may take a clause as object) to reveal to the mind or senses; presagethe 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
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.