Definition of announce in US English:



  • 1reporting verb Make a public and typically formal declaration about a fact, occurrence, or intention.

    with clause ‘the president's office announced that the state of siege would be lifted’
    with object ‘he announced his retirement from football’
    with direct speech ‘“I have a confession to make,” she announced’
    • ‘Taylor was to address a joint session of Congress yesterday to officially declare his intention to resign and announce a successor.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Lisa, 26, had booked her wedding before Mr Holt announced his intention to retire.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Mandela has cut back significantly on public appearances since announcing his formal retirement in June to spend more time with his family.’
    • ‘‘There is a determination to debate difficult issues in public at an early stage, rather than announcing policies as accomplished facts’.’
    • ‘The simple fact of announcing his intention to proclaim emancipation back in September had created more public anger than Lincoln had anticipated.’
    • ‘Confirmation of this fact was announced by the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources.’
    • ‘In recent days around 70 specialists have quit or announced their intention to quit public hospital positions.’
    • ‘The Communications Minister Daryl Williams issued a statement only, announcing the changes and welcoming them.’
    • ‘Could this attack on their credibility be related to the fact that they've announced that he's unfit to serve as president?’
    • ‘This is his fifth and final World Cup, as he has announced his retirement and intention to spend more time with family.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When the Crown Office announced the move, its statement failed to declare the men's innocence.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The statement also announced that a public hearing should be held to hear suggestions concerning the ongoing conservation of the park.’
    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 abroad
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    1. 1.1with object Make known the arrival or imminence of (a guest or a meal) at a formal social occasion.
      ‘dinner was announced’
      • ‘We will meet with the elders at the pavilion and they will then recognize you and announce you to the villagers.’
      • ‘I picked up my guitar and walked off the stage as they announced the next person.’
      • ‘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.’’
      • ‘Today, for example, I had to announce a guest conductor - the esteemed Henry Chas.’
      • ‘The servant preceded him into the receiving hall and Dar heard him announce the guest.’
      • ‘After she had told her tear-jerking story, they announced the second guest: George and the priest.’
      • ‘I walked through the door as Toby started to announce the next guest.’
      • ‘We're going to be announcing some special guests - is that enough of a clue?’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Some putz suddenly takes the stage to announce me and exclaim excitedly that this was my ‘largest sold-out crowd to date!’.’
      • ‘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.’
      introduce, present, name
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    2. 1.2with object Give information about (transportation) in a station or airport via a public address system.
      ‘they were announcing her train’
      • ‘Normally this happens at a regional airport after they've announced your flight has been delayed for a few hours.’
      • ‘They announce the next station, and the train begins to slow down.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      signal, indicate, be an indication of, signify, give notice of, herald, proclaim
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Late 15th century: from French annoncer, from Latin annuntiare, from ad- ‘to’ + nuntiare ‘declare, announce’ (from nuntius ‘messenger’).