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1[reporting verb] Make a formal public statement about a fact, occurrence, or intention.[with clause] ‘the President's office announced that the siege would be lifted’[with object] ‘he announced his retirement from international football’[with direct speech] ‘‘I have a confession to make,’ she announced’
make public, make known, report, issue a statement about, declare, state, set forth, give out, put out, post, notify, give notice of, publicize, broadcast, publish, advertise, circulate, proclaim, promulgate, trumpet, noise abroadView synonyms
- ‘The simple fact of announcing his intention to proclaim emancipation back in September had created more public anger than Lincoln had anticipated.’
- ‘As a matter of fact I had announced my intentions of stepping down after the World Cup at a press conference before we left for South Africa.’
- ‘The Communications Minister Daryl Williams issued a statement only, announcing the changes and welcoming them.’
- ‘Yet so disillusioned was he with the direction of the side under John Hart that he announced his intention to retire at the end of the season.’
- ‘In a statement issued last week announcing his intention to voluntarily report to the U.S. military, Jenkins said he had intended to surrender since the day he arrived in Japan.’
- ‘Tesco, which bought the One Stop chain nearly two years ago, announced its intention in May to close the post office as it needed more retail space.’
- ‘Lisa, 26, had booked her wedding before Mr Holt announced his intention to retire.’
- ‘Two well-known shopkeepers in Kirkby Lonsdale have announced their intention to retire from their traditional village shop.’
- ‘In a surprise statement last week, the European Commission announced its intention to water down the rules.’
- ‘Confirmation of this fact was announced by the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources.’
- ‘In his first public statement since announcing his retirement from sumo, Musashimaru said Sunday he was unable to uphold the responsibility of a grand champion.’
- ‘This is his fifth and final World Cup, as he has announced his retirement and intention to spend more time with family.’
- ‘The man who chose, on the evening his party conference ended, to announce his intentions on television, sees himself as a president, not as a party leader.’
- ‘The statement also announced that a public hearing should be held to hear suggestions concerning the ongoing conservation of the park.’
- ‘Mandela has cut back significantly on public appearances since announcing his formal retirement in June to spend more time with his family.’
- ‘Taylor was to address a joint session of Congress yesterday to officially declare his intention to resign and announce a successor.’
- ‘In recent days around 70 specialists have quit or announced their intention to quit public hospital positions.’
- ‘When the Crown Office announced the move, its statement failed to declare the men's innocence.’
- ‘‘There is a determination to debate difficult issues in public at an early stage, rather than announcing policies as accomplished facts’.’
- ‘Could this attack on their credibility be related to the fact that they've announced that he's unfit to serve as president?’
- 1.1Make known the arrival of (a guest) at a formal social occasion.
- ‘Today, for example, I had to announce a guest conductor - the esteemed Henry Chas.’
- ‘We're going to be announcing some special guests - is that enough of a clue?’
- ‘In that episode, Newhart hosts a cable TV show and announces a guest who brings on what he describes as ‘the smallest horse in the world.’’
- ‘Some putz suddenly takes the stage to announce me and exclaim excitedly that this was my ‘largest sold-out crowd to date!’.’
- ‘After she had told her tear-jerking story, they announced the second guest: George and the priest.’
- ‘We reached our destination on the side of the dance floor and watched as the other people were announced.’
- ‘You could hear the faint sounds of the fans in the stadium and the announcer announcing us over the intercom.’
- ‘The servant preceded him into the receiving hall and Dar heard him announce the guest.’
- ‘I walked through the door as Toby started to announce the next guest.’
- ‘I picked up my guitar and walked off the stage as they announced the next person.’
- ‘The butler announced the arrival of the Archers' dinner guests for that evening.’
- ‘For reasons you'll understand, we didn't want to announce our next guest ahead of time.’
- ‘We will meet with the elders at the pavilion and they will then recognize you and announce you to the villagers.’
- 1.2Give information about (transport) in a station or airport via a public address system.‘they were announcing her train’
- ‘Distantly he heard the intercom in the spaceport announce the shuttle was now disengaging maglocks, and any personnel not on board would have to catch the next flight.’
- ‘Normally this happens at a regional airport after they've announced your flight has been delayed for a few hours.’
- ‘There was the sound of a woman announcing all flights to Tokyo in the background and Eden's eyes widened in understanding.’
- ‘At the end, the heroes walk triumphantly into the sunset, while some kind of outdoor PA system announces that the ozone layer came back.’
- ‘Even though the speaker system was obviously working so well, the destination station was not announced.’
- ‘And as she spoke the man who all day long announces on the station that he is sorry to say that a train is running late said he was sorry to say that the 10.25 to Manchester Airport was running five minutes late.’
- ‘They announce the next station, and the train begins to slow down.’
Late 15th century: from French annoncer, from Latin annuntiare, from ad- to + nuntiare declare, announce (from nuntius messenger).
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