- 1Make a formal public statement about a fact, occurrence, or intention: [with clause]: the President’s office announced that the siege would be lifted [with object]: he announced his retirement from international football [with direct speech]: ‘I have a confession to make,’ she announcedMore example sentences
make public, make known, report, issue a statement about, declare, state, set forth, give out, put out, post, notify, give notice of, publicize, broadcast, publish, advertise, circulate, proclaim, promulgate, trumpet, noise abroad; disclose, reveal, divulge, intimate• informal shout something from the rooftops• literary blazon abroad• rare preconize
- 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.
- 1.1Make known the arrival of (a guest) at a formal social occasion.More example sentences
introduce, present, name; usher in
- 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.
- 1.2Give information about (transport) 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.
late 15th century: from French annoncer, from Latin annuntiare, from ad- 'to' + nuntiare 'declare, announce' (from nuntius 'messenger').