Definition of announce in English:

announce

Syllabification: an·nounce
Pronunciation: /əˈnouns
 
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verb

[reporting verb]
  • 1Make a public and typically formal declaration about a fact, occurrence, or intention: [with clause]: the president’s office announced that the state of siege would be lifted [with object]: he announced his retirement from football [with direct speech]: “I have a confession to make,” she announced
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    • This is his fifth and final World Cup, as he has announced his retirement and intention to spend more time with family.
    • Confirmation of this fact was announced by the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources.
    • When the Crown Office announced the move, its statement failed to declare the men's innocence.
    Synonyms
    make public, make known, report, declare, divulge, state, give out, notify, publicize, broadcast, publish, advertise, circulate, proclaim, blazon
  • 1.1 [with object] Make known: we announce our failures by warring against ourselves and others these glossy and expensive volumes announce anxiety
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    • The first step toward failure is to announce to the world that you will drive your current customers to the web to the exclusion of all other channels.
    • One party would announce an expensive fix-all policy that would be so complex and politically contested as to influence no-one, in and of itself.
    • ‘I feel deep sorrow and regret to announce the failure of the efforts we have exerted to end the crisis in Iraq peacefully,’ he said.
  • 1.2 [with object] Give information about (transportation) in a station or airport via a public address system: they were announcing her train
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    • Normally this happens at a regional airport after they've announced your flight has been delayed for a few hours.
    • Even though the speaker system was obviously working so well, the destination station was not announced.
    • They announce the next station, and the train begins to slow down.
    Synonyms
    signal, indicate, give notice of, herald, proclaim
    literary betoken
  • 1.3 [with object] (Of a notice, letter, sound, etc.) give information to (someone) via the senses of sight or hearing: storms came announced by long wisps that lashed out from a snow cloud’s body she heard the traditional strains of music announcing her arrival in the church
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    • The sounds of the little organ announced the man's arrival in the neighbourhood.
    • Zaid barely had time to look around when the sound of footsteps announced that a guard was approaching.
    • I didn't know how long we just stood there, but the sound of the garage opening announced someone's arrival.
  • 1.4 [with object] Make known the arrival or imminence of (a guest or a meal) at a formal social occasion: dinner was announced
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    • The butler announced the arrival of the Archers' dinner guests for that evening.
    • We're going to be announcing some special guests - is that enough of a clue?
    • Today, for example, I had to announce a guest conductor - the esteemed Henry Chas.
    Synonyms
    introduce, present, name

Origin

late 15th century: from French annoncer, from Latin annuntiare, from ad- 'to' + nuntiare 'declare, announce' (from nuntius 'messenger').

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