Definition of announce in English:



  • 1[reporting 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’
    • ‘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 surprise statement last week, the European Commission announced its intention to water down the rules.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Could this attack on their credibility be related to the fact that they've announced that he's unfit to serve as president?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Two well-known shopkeepers in Kirkby Lonsdale have announced their intention to retire from their traditional village shop.’
    • ‘The Communications Minister Daryl Williams issued a statement only, announcing the changes and welcoming them.’
    • ‘The statement also announced that a public hearing should be held to hear suggestions concerning the ongoing conservation of the park.’
    • ‘In recent days around 70 specialists have quit or announced their intention to quit public hospital positions.’
    • ‘Taylor was to address a joint session of Congress yesterday to officially declare his intention to resign and announce a successor.’
    • ‘Lisa, 26, had booked her wedding before Mr Holt announced his intention to retire.’
    • ‘The simple fact of announcing his intention to proclaim emancipation back in September had created more public anger than Lincoln had anticipated.’
    • ‘Mandela has cut back significantly on public appearances since announcing his formal retirement in June to spend more time with his family.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Confirmation of this fact was announced by the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources.’
    • ‘‘There is a determination to debate difficult issues in public at an early stage, rather than announcing policies as accomplished facts’.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When the Crown Office announced the move, its statement failed to declare the men's innocence.’
    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. 1.1[with object]Give information about (transportation) in a station or airport via a public address system.
      ‘they were announcing her train’
      • ‘There was the sound of a woman announcing all flights to Tokyo in the background and Eden's eyes widened in understanding.’
      • ‘Even though the speaker system was obviously working so well, the destination station was not announced.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘At the end, the heroes walk triumphantly into the sunset, while some kind of outdoor PA system announces that the ozone layer came back.’
      • ‘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.’
      signal, indicate, be an indication of, signify, give notice of, herald, proclaim
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    2. 1.2[with object]Make known the arrival or imminence of (a guest or a meal) at a formal social occasion.
      ‘dinner was announced’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I picked up my guitar and walked off the stage as they announced the next person.’
      • ‘I walked through the door as Toby started to announce the next guest.’
      • ‘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.’’
      • ‘The butler announced the arrival of the Archers' dinner guests for that evening.’
      • ‘We will meet with the elders at the pavilion and they will then recognize you and announce you to the villagers.’
      • ‘We're going to be announcing some special guests - is that enough of a clue?’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘For reasons you'll understand, we didn't want to announce our next guest ahead of time.’
      • ‘You could hear the faint sounds of the fans in the stadium and the announcer announcing us over the intercom.’
      • ‘We reached our destination on the side of the dance floor and watched as the other people were announced.’
      introduce, present, name
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Late 15th century: from French annoncer, from Latin annuntiare, from ad- to + nuntiare declare, announce (from nuntius messenger).