announce

[uh-nouns]
verb (used with object), announced, announcing.
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), announced, announcing.
8.
to be employed or serve as an announcer, especially of a radio or television broadcast: She announces for the local radio station.
9.
to declare one's candidacy, as for a political office (usually followed by for ): We are hoping that he will announce for governor.

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

announceable, adjective
preannounce, verb (used with object), preannounced, preannouncing.
reannounce, verb (used with object), reannounced, reannouncing.
unannounced, adjective
well-announced, adjective

announce, enunciate, pronounce (see synonym study at the current entry).


1. declare, report, promulgate. 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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announce (əˈnaʊns)
 
vb
1.  (tr; may take a clause as object) to make known publicly; proclaim
2.  (tr) to declare the arrival of: to announce a guest
3.  (tr; may take a clause as object) to reveal to the mind or senses; presage: the 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
 
[C15: from Old French anoncer, from Latin annuntiāre, from nuntius messenger]

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announce
late 15c., from O.Fr. anoncier "announce, proclaim," from L. annuntiare "to announce, relate," lit. "to bring news," from ad- "to" + nuntiare "relate, report," from nuntius "messenger" (see nuncio).
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Example sentences
Scientists today announced the discovery of the oldest fossil skeleton of a
  human ancestor.
Wild giant pandas may be much more common than previously thought, scientists
  announced this week.
Sometimes a specific topic is announced, and sometimes the discussion is
  completely open.
Little wonder that three such acquisitions were announced this week.
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