- 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 announcedMore example sentences
- 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.
- 1.1 [with object] Make known: we announce our failures by warring against ourselves and others these glossy and expensive volumes announce anxietyMore example sentences
- 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 trainMore example sentences
- 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.
- 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 churchMore example sentences
- 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 announcedMore example sentences
- 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.
late 15th century: from French annoncer, from Latin annuntiare, from ad- 'to' + nuntiare 'declare, announce' (from nuntius 'messenger').