v. an·nounced, an·nounc·ing, an·nounc·es
1. To make known publicly.
2. To proclaim the presence or arrival of: announce a caller.
3. To provide an indication of beforehand; foretell: The invention of the microchip announced a new generation of computers.
4. To serve as an announcer for: announce a football game on TV.
1. To declare one's candidacy: was declared the front-runner even before she announced.
2. To serve as an announcer.
[Middle English announcen, from Old French anoncier, from Latin annūntiāre : ad-, ad- + nūntiāre, to report (from nūntius, messenger; see neu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
Synonyms: announce, advertise, broadcast, declare, proclaim, promulgate, publish
These verbs mean to bring to public notice: announced a cease-fire to the media; advertised the upcoming concert on cable television; broadcast his opinions in a blog; declared her political intentions at a news conference; proclaiming his beliefs in a column; promulgated a policy of nonviolence; publishing the rules of the contest in the newspaper.
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