annunciate (v.)

"bring tidings of," 1530s, from Latin annunciatus, misspelling of annuntiatus, past participle of annuntiare "to announce, relate" (see announce). In some cases perhaps a back-formation from annunciation. Middle English also had a past-participle adjective annunciate "announced in advance, declared" (late 14c.). Related: Annunciated; annunciating.