Definition of announce verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    announce

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//əˈnaʊns//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they announce
     
    he / she / it announces
     
    past simple announced
     
    -ing form announcing
     
     
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  1. 1 to tell people something officially, especially about a decision, plans, etc. announce something They haven't formally announced their engagement yet. (figurative) The sound of the doorbell announced Jack's arrival. announce something to somebody The government yesterday announced to the media plans to create a million new jobs. You cannot “announce someone something”:They announced us their decision. announce that… We are pleased to announce that all five candidates were successful. it is announced that… It was announced that new speed restrictions would be introduced. Thesaurusdeclarestate indicate announceThese words all mean to say something, usually firmly and clearly and often in public.declare (somewhat formal) to say something officially or publicly; to state something firmly and clearly:to declare war The painting was declared (to be) a forgery.state (somewhat formal) to formally write or say something, especially in a careful and clear way:He has already stated his intention to run for re-election.indicate (somewhat formal) to state something, sometimes in a way that is slightly indirect:During our meeting, he indicated his willingness to cooperate.announce to tell people officially about a decision or plans; to give information about something in a public place, especially through a loudspeaker; to say something in a loud and/or serious way:They haven't formally announced their engagement yet. Has our flight been announced yet?declare or announce?Declare is used more often for giving judgments;announce is used more often for giving facts:The painting was announced to be a forgery. They haven't formally declared their engagement yet.Patterns to declare/state/indicate/announce that… to declare/state/indicate/announce your intention to do something to declare/state/announce something formally/publicly/officially to declare/state/announce something firmly/confidently
  2. 2 to give information about something in a public place, especially through a loudspeaker announce something Has our flight been announced yet? The winners will be announced in reverse order. + speech “Flight 897 to Seattle is now boarding,” the loudspeaker announced. announce that… They announced that the flight would be delayed.
  3. 3 to say something in a loud and/or serious way + speech “I quit smoking,” she announced. announce that… She announced that she had quit smoking. Thesaurusdeclarestate indicate announceThese words all mean to say something, usually firmly and clearly and often in public.declare (somewhat formal) to say something officially or publicly; to state something firmly and clearly:to declare war The painting was declared (to be) a forgery.state (somewhat formal) to formally write or say something, especially in a careful and clear way:He has already stated his intention to run for re-election.indicate (somewhat formal) to state something, sometimes in a way that is slightly indirect:During our meeting, he indicated his willingness to cooperate.announce to tell people officially about a decision or plans; to give information about something in a public place, especially through a loudspeaker; to say something in a loud and/or serious way:They haven't formally announced their engagement yet. Has our flight been announced yet?declare or announce?Declare is used more often for giving judgments;announce is used more often for giving facts:The painting was announced to be a forgery. They haven't formally declared their engagement yet.Patterns to declare/state/indicate/announce that… to declare/state/indicate/announce your intention to do something to declare/state/announce something formally/publicly/officially to declare/state/announce something firmly/confidently
  4. 4 announce yourself/somebody to tell someone your name or someone else's name when you or they arrive at a place Would you announce the guests as they arrive? (= call out their names, for example at a formal party)
  5. 5announce something to introduce, or give information about, a program on radio or television
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