announce

[uh-nouns]

verb (used with object), an·nounced, an·nounc·ing.

verb (used without object), an·nounced, an·nounc·ing.

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.

Nearby words

  1. annot.,
  2. annotate,
  3. annotated,
  4. annotation,
  5. annotinous,
  6. announcement,
  7. announcer,
  8. annoy,
  9. annoyance,
  10. annoyed

Origin of announce

1490–1500; < Middle French anoncer < Latin annūntiāre, equivalent to an- an-2 + nūntiāre to announce, derivative of nūntius messenger

Related forms
Can be confusedannounce enunciate pronounce

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.

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British Dictionary definitions for unannounced

unannounced

adjective

not made known publicly or declared in advancean unannounced visit

announce

verb

(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 for announce

C15: from Old French anoncer, from Latin annuntiāre, from nuntius messenger

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Word Origin and History for unannounced
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