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announce

[uh-nouns] /əˈnaʊns/
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
1490-1500; < Middle French anoncer < Latin annūntiāre, equivalent to an- an-2 + nūntiāre to announce, derivative of nūntius messenger
Related forms
announceable, adjective
preannounce, verb (used with object), preannounced, preannouncing.
reannounce, verb (used with object), reannounced, reannouncing.
unannounced, adjective
well-announced, adjective
Can be confused
announce, enunciate, pronounce (see synonym study at the current entry)
Synonyms
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/
verb
1.
(transitive; may take a clause as object) to make known publicly; proclaim
2.
(transitive) to declare the arrival of: to announce a guest
3.
(transitive; may take a clause as object) to reveal to the mind or senses; presage: the dark clouds announced rain
4.
(intransitive) 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
C15: from Old French anoncer, from Latin annuntiāre, from nuntius messenger
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Word Origin and History for re-announce

announce

v.

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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