verb (used with object)
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
The mayor announced the program.
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.
< Middle French anoncer
< Latin annūntiāre,
equivalent to an- an-2
to announce, derivative of nūntius
announceable, adjectivepreannounce, verb (used with object), preannounced, preannouncing.reannounce, verb (used with object), reannounced, reannouncing.unannounced, adjectivewell-announced, adjective
Can be confused
(see synonym study at the current entry)
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.