Definition of announce verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    announce

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//əˈnaʊns//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈnaʊns//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they announce
    BrE BrE//əˈnaʊns//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈnaʊns//
     
    he / she / it announces
    BrE BrE//əˈnaʊnsɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈnaʊnsɪz//
     
    past simple announced
    BrE BrE//əˈnaʊnst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈnaʊnst//
     
    past participle announced
    BrE BrE//əˈnaʊnst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈnaʊnst//
     
    -ing form announcing
    BrE BrE//əˈnaʊnsɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈnaʊnsɪŋ//
     
    Radio broadcasting
     
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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) A ring at the doorbell announced Jack's arrival. 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. announce something to somebody The government yesterday announced to the media plans to create a million new jobs. You cannot ‘announce somebody something’:They announced us their decision. Synonymsdeclarestate indicate announceThese words all mean to say something, usually firmly and clearly and often in public.declare (rather 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 (rather formal) to formally write or say something, especially in a careful and clear way:He has already stated his intention to run for election.indicate (rather 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 judgements; 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 somebody/​something to be something 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 ‘Now boarding flight 897, destination Seattle,’ 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've given up smoking,’ she announced. announce that… She announced that she'd given up smoking. Synonymsdeclarestate indicate announceThese words all mean to say something, usually firmly and clearly and often in public.declare (rather 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 (rather formal) to formally write or say something, especially in a careful and clear way:He has already stated his intention to run for election.indicate (rather 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 judgements; 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 somebody/​something to be something 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. 4announce yourself/somebody to tell somebody your name or somebody 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 to give information about, a programme on the radio or television Wordfinderair, announce, bulletin, jingle, phone-in, podcast, programme, public service broadcasting, radio, station See related entries: Radio broadcasting
  6. Word Origin late 15th cent.: from French annoncer, from Latin annuntiare, from ad- ‘to’ + nuntiare ‘declare, announce’ (from nuntius ‘messenger’).Extra examples He announced to the crowd that the war was over. Mr and Mrs James are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Henrietta. The company proudly announced the launch of its new range of cars. We expect to announce details of the plan later this week. We regret to announce the death of our chairman, Alfred Sidebottom. ‘I’ve given up smoking,’ she announced. They haven’t formally announced their engagement yet.
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