announce


announce
verb
1)

their financial results were announced

Syn:
make public, make known, report, declare, divulge, state, give out, notify, publicize, broadcast, publish, advertise, circulate, proclaim, blazon
2)

Victor announced the guests

Syn:
introduce, present, name
3)

strains of music announced her arrival

Syn:
signal, indicate, give notice of, herald, proclaim; literary betoken
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announce, blazon, declare, proclaim, promulgate, publish
When you announce something, you communicate it in a formal and public manner, often for the first time (to announce the arrival of the guest of honor). But just how you go about announcing something depends on what you're trying to convey. If you want to make sure no one misses your message, use blazon (signs along the highway blazoned the local farmers' complaints). If you plan to make your views known to the general public through the medium of writing, use publish (to publish a story on drunk driving in the local newspaper). Use proclaim if you have something of great importance that you want to announce very formally and officially (proclaim a national day of mourning). Although declare also implies a very formal announcement (declare war), it can refer to any clear and explicit statement (declare one's love). Promulgate is usually associated with the communication of a creed, doctrine, or law (promulgate the views of the Democratic Party).

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  • Announce — An*nounce , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Announced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Announcing}.] [OF. anoncier, F. annoncer, fr. L. annuntiare; ad + nuntiare to report, relate, nuntius messenger, bearer of news. See {Nuncio}, and cf. {Annunciate}.] [1913 Webster] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • announce — (v.) c.1500, proclaim, make known, from O.Fr. anoncier announce, proclaim (12c., Mod.Fr. annoncer), from L. annuntiare, adnuntiare to announce, relate, lit. to bring news, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + nuntiare relate, report, from …   Etymology dictionary

  • announce — [v1] make a proclamation advertise, annunciate, blast, blazon, broadcast, call, communicate, declare, disclose, disseminate, divulge, drum*, give out, impart, intimate, issue, make known, make public, pass the word*, proclaim, promulgate,… …   New thesaurus

  • announce — ► VERB 1) make a public declaration about. 2) be a sign of: lilies announce the arrival of summer. DERIVATIVES announcer noun. ORIGIN Latin annuntiare, from nuntius messenger …   English terms dictionary

  • announce — I verb acquaint, advertise, advise, affirm, allege, annunciate, apprise, assert, asservate, aver, broadcast, bruit, bulletin, circulate, communicate, contend, convey, declare, disabuse, disclose, disseminate, enunciate, foretell, give out, herald …   Law dictionary

  • announce — publish, proclaim, *declare, promulgate, advertise, broadcast Analogous words: disclose, *reveal, divulge, tells *communicate, impart Contrasted words: *suppress, repress: conceal, *hide, bury: withhold, hold, hold back, reserve (see …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • announce — [ə nouns′] vt. announced, announcing [ME announcen < OFr anoncier < L annuntiare, to make known < ad , to + nuntiare, to report < nuntius, messenger: see NUNCIO] 1. to declare publicly; give notice of formally; proclaim 2. to say or… …   English World dictionary

  • announce — announceable, adj. /euh nowns /, v., announced, announcing. v.t. 1. to make known publicly or officially; proclaim; give notice of: to announce a special sale. 2. to state the approach or presence of: to announce guests; to announce dinner. 3. to …   Universalium

  • announce — verb ADVERB ▪ formally, officially, publicly ▪ happily, proudly, triumphantly ▪ The company proudly announced the launch of its new range of cars. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • announce */*/*/ — UK [əˈnaʊns] / US verb [transitive] Word forms announce : present tense I/you/we/they announce he/she/it announces present participle announcing past tense announced past participle announced 1) to make a public or official statement, especially… …   English dictionary

  • announce — an|nounce W1S2 [əˈnauns] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: annoncer, from Latin annuntiare, from ad to + nuntiare to report ] 1.) to officially tell people about something, especially about a plan or a decision ▪ They announced their… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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