AskDefine | Define announce

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1 make known; make an announcement; "She denoted her feelings clearly" [syn: denote]
2 announce publicly or officially; "The President declared war" [syn: declare]
3 give the names of; "He announced the winners of the spelling bee"
4 foreshadow or presage [syn: annunciate, harbinger, foretell, herald]

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From anoncier, French annoncer, from annuntiare, from ad + nuntiare, from nuntius. See Nuncio, and compare with annunciate.


  • a WEAE /ʌˈnaʊns/
  • a UK /əˈnaʊns/ or /ˈæ.naʊns/


  1. To give public notice, or first notice of; to make known; to publish; to proclaim.
    rfdate convert into real quote Her [Q. Elizabeth’s] arrival was announced through the country by a peal of cannon from the ramparts. — Gilpin.
  2. To pronounce; to declare by judicial sentence.
    rfdate convert into real quote Publish laws, announce Or life or death. — Prior.


give public notice, or first notice of
pronounce; declare by judicial sentence


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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