Other forms: announced; announcing; announces

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.

Definitions of announce
  1. verb
    make known; make an announcement
    synonyms: denote
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    announce the termination of, as of treaties
    announce for a score; of cards in a card game
    announce one's presence
    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
    publicize with, or as if with, a poster
    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
    publicize widely or highly, as if with a headline
    advertize noisily or blatantly
    bill, placard
    publicize or announce by placards
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    impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
  2. verb
    announce publicly or officially
    synonyms: declare
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    put a law into effect by formal declaration
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    say, state, tell
    express in words
  3. verb
    give the names of
    “He announced the winners of the spelling bee”
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    identify, name
    give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property
  4. verb
    foreshadow or presage
    synonyms: annunciate, foretell, harbinger, herald
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    let something be known




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