announce /əˈnaʊns/


I. verb [ reporting verb]

1. make a formal public statement about a fact, occurrence, or intention

[with clause]

the President’s office announced that the siege would be lifted
[with obj.]
he announced his retirement from international football
[with direct speech]
‘I have a confession to make,’ she announced.
2. make known the arrival of (a guest) at a formal social occasion.
3. give information about (transport) in a station or airport via a public address system

they were announcing her train.
– origin late 15th cent.: from French annoncer, from Latin annuntiare, from ad- ‘to’ + nuntiare ‘declare, announce’ (from nuntius ‘messenger’).

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