Definition of "announce" [an•nounce]

  • To make known publicly. (verb-transitive)
  • To proclaim the presence or arrival of: announce a caller. (verb-transitive)
  • To provide an indication of beforehand; foretell: The invention of the microchip announced a new generation of computers. (verb-transitive)
  • To serve as an announcer for: announce a football game on TV. (verb-transitive)
  • To declare one's candidacy: was declared the front-runner even before she announced. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "announce" in a sentence
  • "As the title announce, this one is all about The Underground."
  • "As it would be for a parson to step up to the pulpit one Sunday, look hard at his congregation, and with a roguish grin announce, "It's all a load of hooey!""
  • "Jon and Kate Gosselin announce their separation (Jon & Kate Plus 8, Season 5) The duo called it quits after 10 years of marriage, eight kids and countless tabloid rumors."