Etymology
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announce (v.)

c. 1500, "proclaim, make known formally," from Old French anoncier "announce, proclaim" (12c., Modern French annoncer), from Latin annuntiare, adnuntiare "to announce, make known," literally "bring news to," from ad "to" (see ad-) + nuntiare "relate, report," from nuntius "messenger" (from PIE root *neu- "to shout"). Related: Announced; announcing.

updated on May 23, 2017

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Definitions of announce from WordNet

announce (v.)
make known; make an announcement;
Synonyms: denote
announce (v.)
announce publicly or officially;
Synonyms: declare
announce (v.)
give the names of;
He announced the winners of the spelling bee
announce (v.)
foreshadow or presage;
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