Verb announce Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


announce (third-person singular simple present announces, present participle announcing, simple past and past participle announced)

  1. (transitive) To give public notice, or first notice of; to make known; to publish; to proclaim.
  2. (transitive) To pronounce; to declare by judicial sentence.

More definition: make known publicly or officially; proclaim; give notice of, to announce a special sale. state the approach or presence of, to announce guests; to announce dinner. make known to the mind or senses. serve as an announcer of, The mayor announced the program. state; declare. state in advance; declare beforehand. write, or have printed, and send a formal declaration of an event, especially a social event, as a wedding. be employed or serve as an announcer, especially of a radio or television broadcast, She announces for the local radio station. declare one's candidacy, as for a political office (usually followed by for), We are hoping that he will announce for governor.

1. (transitive; may take a clause as object) to make known publicly; proclaim

2. (transitive) to declare the arrival of, to announce a guest

3. (transitive; may take a clause as object) to reveal to the mind or senses; presage, the dark clouds announced rain

4. (intransitive) to work as an announcer, as on radio or television

5. (US) to make known (one's intention to run as a candidate), to announce for the presidency Word OriginC15, from Old French anoncer, from Latin annuntiāre, from nuntius messengerCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
c.1500, "proclaim, make known," from Old French anoncier "announce, proclaim" (12c., Modern French annoncer), from Latin annuntiare, adnuntiare "to announce, relate," literally "to bring news," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + nuntiare "relate, report," from nuntius "messenger" (see nuncio). Related, Announced; announcing.


Elderly Gladys has stepped into the limelight to announce that she was the Psychic Tipster but she has seen God and will no longer practice the devil's work as she calls it.

While Cynthia might not have "come to terms" with her quickly acquired family, she was positively thrilled to announce the wedding to all who'd listen, skirting the impending birth like a ballet dancer, concentrating on lace and promises, even if the color was off-white.

I will announce my lifemate at the committee.

I will also announce you as the supreme battle strategist.

"You will announce our mating at dawn to the people of Tiyan," he stated firmly.

A herald sent forward to announce the coming of a king.

To announce his accession to the throne, - a selection peculiarly appropriate, and cordially welcomed as such, because of his well-known Austrian sympathies.

Milner's own object in assenting to the introduction of the Chinese was - besides aiding to put the gold mining industry on a more stable basis - to obtain revenue for the great task he had on hand, " the restarting of the colonies on a higher plane of civilization than they had ever previously attained "; and in respect of the working of the mines and consequently in providing revenue the introduction of the Chinese proved eminently successful; but in February 1906 the Campbell-Bannerman administration felt it incumbent to announce that no ordinance imposing " servile conditions " would be sanctioned.

"I will the bridge fire," he said in a solemn tone as if to announce that in spite of all the unpleasantness he had to endure he would still do the right thing.

My treasure! and Prokofy, trembling with excitement, rushed toward the drawing-room door, probably in order to announce him, but, changing his mind, came back and stooped to kiss the young man's shoulder.

These men, though enchanted with the sovereign for refusing the command of the army, yet blamed him for such excessive modesty, and only desired and insisted that their adored sovereign should abandon his diffidence and openly announce that he would place himself at the head of the army, gather round him a commander-in-chief's staff, and, consulting experienced theoreticians and practical men where necessary, would himself lead the troops, whose spirits would thereby be raised to the highest pitch.

Just then the lady companion who lived with Helene came in to announce that His Highness was in the ballroom and wished to see her.

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