announce

Announce means to make something public. Companies announce the release of new products, parents announce the marriages of their children, and school administrators announce changes to the day's schedule over the PA.

Announce has some subtler meanings as well—you might inadvertently announce your attention to go for the basket by looking at it during a game. You might very intentionally announce that you are never eating pizza again, if you want everyone you know to be aware of this.

Primary Meanings of announce

1.
v
make known; make an announcement
2.
v
foreshadow or presage
Full Definitions of announce
1

v make known; make an announcement

Synonyms:
denote
Types:
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denounce
announce the termination of, as of treaties
meld
announce for a score; of cards in a card game
report
announce one's presence
report
announce as the result of an investigation or experience or finding
blazon out, cry
proclaim or announce in public
trump, trump out
proclaim or announce with or as if with a fanfare
blare out, blat out
announce loudly
call out
call out loudly, as of names or numbers
advertise, advertize, publicise, publicize
call attention to
post
publicize with, or as if with, a poster
sound
announce by means of a sound
check in, sign in
announce one's arrival, e.g. at hotels or airports
check out
announce one's departure from a hotel
clock off, clock out, punch out
register one's departure from work
count off
call in turn from right to left or from back to front numbers that determine some position or function
headline
publicize widely or highly, as if with a headline
ballyhoo
advertize noisily or blatantly
bill, placard
publicize or announce by placards
Type of:
inform
impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

v announce publicly or officially

Synonyms:
declare
Types:
promulgate
put a law into effect by formal declaration
Type of:
say, state, tell
express in words

v give the names of

“He announced the winners of the spelling bee”
Type of:
identify, name
give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property
2

v foreshadow or presage

Synonyms:
annunciate, foretell, harbinger, herald
Type of:
tell
let something be known

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