announce
Announce An*nounce", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Announced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Announcing}.] [OF. anoncier, F. annoncer, fr. L. annuntiare; ad + nuntiare to report, relate, nuntius messenger, bearer of news. See {Nuncio}, and cf. {Annunciate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To give public notice, or first notice of; to make known; to publish; to proclaim. [1913 Webster]

Her [Q. Elizabeth's] arrival was announced through the country by a peal of cannon from the ramparts. --Gilpin. [1913 Webster]

2. To pronounce; to declare by judicial sentence. [1913 Webster]

Publish laws, announce Or life or death. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To proclaim; publish; make known; herald; declare; promulgate.

Usage: To {Publish}, {Announce}, {Proclaim}, {Promulgate}. We {publish} what we give openly to the world, either by oral communication or by means of the press; as, to publish abroad the faults of our neighbors. We {announce} what we declare by anticipation, or make known for the first time; as, to {announce} the speedy publication of a book; to {announce} the approach or arrival of a distinguished personage. We {proclaim} anything to which we give the widest publicity; as, to {proclaim} the news of victory. We {promulgate} when we proclaim more widely what has before been known by some; as, to {promulgate} the gospel. [1913 Webster]


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  • Announce — An*nounce , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Announced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Announcing}.] [OF. anoncier, F. annoncer, fr. L. annuntiare; ad + nuntiare to report, relate, nuntius messenger, bearer of news. See {Nuncio}, and cf. {Annunciate}.] [1913 Webster] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • announce — An*nounce , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Announced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Announcing}.] [OF. anoncier, F. annoncer, fr. L. annuntiare; ad + nuntiare to report, relate, nuntius messenger, bearer of news. See {Nuncio}, and cf. {Annunciate}.] [1913 Webster] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • announce — An*nounce , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Announced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Announcing}.] [OF. anoncier, F. annoncer, fr. L. annuntiare; ad + nuntiare to report, relate, nuntius messenger, bearer of news. See {Nuncio}, and cf. {Annunciate}.] [1913 Webster] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • announce — (v.) c.1500, proclaim, make known, from O.Fr. anoncier announce, proclaim (12c., Mod.Fr. annoncer), from L. annuntiare, adnuntiare to announce, relate, lit. to bring news, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + nuntiare relate, report, from …   Etymology dictionary

  • announce — [v1] make a proclamation advertise, annunciate, blast, blazon, broadcast, call, communicate, declare, disclose, disseminate, divulge, drum*, give out, impart, intimate, issue, make known, make public, pass the word*, proclaim, promulgate,… …   New thesaurus

  • announce — ► VERB 1) make a public declaration about. 2) be a sign of: lilies announce the arrival of summer. DERIVATIVES announcer noun. ORIGIN Latin annuntiare, from nuntius messenger …   English terms dictionary

  • announce — I verb acquaint, advertise, advise, affirm, allege, annunciate, apprise, assert, asservate, aver, broadcast, bruit, bulletin, circulate, communicate, contend, convey, declare, disabuse, disclose, disseminate, enunciate, foretell, give out, herald …   Law dictionary

  • announce — publish, proclaim, *declare, promulgate, advertise, broadcast Analogous words: disclose, *reveal, divulge, tells *communicate, impart Contrasted words: *suppress, repress: conceal, *hide, bury: withhold, hold, hold back, reserve (see …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • announce — [ə nouns′] vt. announced, announcing [ME announcen < OFr anoncier < L annuntiare, to make known < ad , to + nuntiare, to report < nuntius, messenger: see NUNCIO] 1. to declare publicly; give notice of formally; proclaim 2. to say or… …   English World dictionary

  • announce — announceable, adj. /euh nowns /, v., announced, announcing. v.t. 1. to make known publicly or officially; proclaim; give notice of: to announce a special sale. 2. to state the approach or presence of: to announce guests; to announce dinner. 3. to …   Universalium

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