W1S2 [əˈnauns] v [T]
[Date: 1400-1500; : French; Origin: annoncer, from Latin annuntiare, from ad- 'to' + nuntiare 'to report']
1.) to officially tell people about something, especially about a plan or a decision
They announced their engagement in 'The Times'.
announce a decision/intention/plan
The government has announced plans to create 10,000 new jobs.
announce that
A government spokesman announced that the hostages had been released.
At the end of their meeting, it was announced that an agreement had been reached.
announce sth to sb
Cordon announced his resignation to staff members on Wednesday.
2.) to say something, especially something that other people will not like, in a loud and confident way
= ↑state
'I'm not going to their party,' Maggie announced.
announce (that)
He stood up and announced that he was ready to go.
3.) to give information to people using a ↑loudspeaker or ↑microphone, especially at an airport or railway station
We arrived just as they were announcing the arrival of Flight 207 from Minneapolis.
4.) announce sb/yourself
to officially tell people that someone has arrived at a particular place
All visitors to the apartment building must be announced.
After announcing himself at the reception desk, James was led upstairs.
5.) to introduce a programme on television or radio

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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  • Announce — An*nounce , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Announced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Announcing}.] [OF. anoncier, F. annoncer, fr. L. annuntiare; ad + nuntiare to report, relate, nuntius messenger, bearer of news. See {Nuncio}, and cf. {Annunciate}.] [1913 Webster] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • announce — (v.) c.1500, proclaim, make known, from O.Fr. anoncier announce, proclaim (12c., Mod.Fr. annoncer), from L. annuntiare, adnuntiare to announce, relate, lit. to bring news, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + nuntiare relate, report, from …   Etymology dictionary

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  • announce — [ə nouns′] vt. announced, announcing [ME announcen < OFr anoncier < L annuntiare, to make known < ad , to + nuntiare, to report < nuntius, messenger: see NUNCIO] 1. to declare publicly; give notice of formally; proclaim 2. to say or… …   English World dictionary

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