Definition of annunciate in English:



[WITH OBJECT]archaic
  • Announce (something).

    • ‘I found it fascinating that Robert Rubin annunciated a similar philosophy in his recent book: Policymaking should weigh a potentially high-risk outcome heavily, even if a negative outcome is a relatively low probability.’
    • ‘Next, why the nation's largest union is vehemently opposed to private accounts and Social Security reform, as annunciated so far by President Bush.’
    • ‘Just because Corn says he shares our beliefs, I hold to another set of beliefs, first annunciated by James Carville, that ‘I don't work for racists’.’
    • ‘George Bush developed a policy, he annunciated it in a magnificent speech 10 days after 9 / 11, and then he went into a war in Afghanistan that everybody thought was going to be impossible.’
    • ‘Some 20 years later, in a famous aphorism Omnis cellula e cellula, Rudolf Virchow annunciated that all cells arise only from pre-existing cells.’
    • ‘The second theme is going to have to be annunciated by George Bush as he will continue the prosperity we've enjoyed for these last years.’
    • ‘It is utterly ridiculous for John Kerry to say we can stay in Iraq for years, a position hardly different than the anti-war Howard Dean often annunciated.’
    • ‘The Blair grouping believes in liberalisation, in free competition (as annunciated by the EU Services Directive) and is opening up to the rest of the world.’


Late Middle English (originally as a past participle): from medieval Latin annunciat-, variant spelling of Latin annuntiat- ‘announced’, from the verb annuntiare.