verb (used with object), an·nounced, an·nounc·ing.

  1. to make known publicly or officially; proclaim; give notice of: to announce a special sale.
  2. to state the approach or presence of: to announce guests; to announce dinner.
  3. to make known to the mind or senses.
  4. to serve as an announcer of: The mayor announced the program.
  5. to state; declare.
  6. to state in advance; declare beforehand.
  7. to write, or have printed, and send a formal declaration of an event, especially a social event, as a wedding.

verb (used without object), an·nounced, an·nounc·ing.

  1. to be employed or serve as an announcer especially of a radio or television broadcast: She announces for the local radio station.
  2. to declare one’s candidacy, as for a political office (usually followed by for): We are hoping that he will announce for governor.


  1. (tr; may take a clause as object) to make known publicly; proclaim
  2. (tr) to declare the arrival ofto announce a guest
  3. (tr; may take a clause as object) to reveal to the mind or senses; presagethe dark clouds announced rain
  4. (intr) 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

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.

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