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



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?) Gilpin
      Her [Queen Elizabeth’s] arrival was announced through the country by a peal of cannon from the ramparts.
    • 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.
    (Can we date this quote?) Publish laws, announce Or life or death. — Prior.


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