[ uh-nouns ]
/ əˈnaʊns /

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.


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Origin of announce

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

synonym study for announce

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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Example sentences from the Web for unannounced

British Dictionary definitions for unannounced (1 of 2)

/ (ˌʌnəˈnaʊnst) /


not made known publicly or declared in advancean unannounced visit

British Dictionary definitions for unannounced (2 of 2)

/ (əˈnaʊns) /


(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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