announce

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French anoncier, from Latin annuntiare, from ad + nūntiō (report, relate), from nūntius (messenger, bearer of news). See nuncio, and compare with annunciate.

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announce (third-person singular simple present announces, present participle announcing, simple past and past participle announced)

  1. (transitive) To give public notice, or first notice of; to make known; to publish; to proclaim.
    • (Can we date this quote?) William Gilpin (1724-1804)
      Her [Queen Elizabeth’s] arrival was announced through the country by a peal of cannon from the ramparts.
    • 1927, F. E. Penny, chapter 4, Pulling the Strings:
      Soon after the arrival of Mrs. Campbell, dinner was announced by Abboye. He came into the drawing room resplendent in his gold-and-white turban. […] His cummerbund matched the turban in gold lines.
    • 2013 June 8, “Obama goes troll-hunting”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 55: 
      The solitary, lumbering trolls of Scandinavian mythology would sometimes be turned to stone by exposure to sunlight. Barack Obama is hoping that several measures announced on June 4th will have a similarly paralysing effect on their modern incarnation, the patent troll.
  2. (transitive) To pronounce; to declare by judicial sentence.
    Publish laws, announce / Or life or death.

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