Announcing
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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