announce

Definitions

  • The Crier Announces the Arrival of Five Registrars Of The Temple of King ÛsirnirÎ, Of the Vth Dynasty
    The Crier Announces the Arrival of Five Registrars Of The Temple of King ÛsirnirÎ, Of the Vth Dynasty
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v announce announce publicly or officially "The President declared war"
    • v announce foreshadow or presage
    • v announce make known; make an announcement "She denoted her feelings clearly"
    • v announce give the names of "He announced the winners of the spelling bee"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"SHE BEGAN ATTENTIVELY TO STUDY THE ANNOUNCEMENT." "SHE BEGAN ATTENTIVELY TO STUDY THE ANNOUNCEMENT."
The Herald Announces the Court Ball The Herald Announces the Court Ball
Hanno announcing to the Mercenaries the emptiness of the Public Coffers Hanno announcing to the Mercenaries the emptiness of the Public Coffers

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first TV commercial advertisement was by the Bulova Watch company on July 1, 1941. The watch company paid $9.00 for an announcement that was 10 seconds long
    • Announce To give public notice, or first notice of; to make known; to publish; to proclaim. "Her [Q. Elizabeth's] arrival was announced through the country by a peal of cannon from the ramparts."
    • Announce To pronounce; to declare by judicial sentence. "Publish laws, announce Or life or death."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced in 1978 that it would alternate men's and women's names in the naming of hurricanes. It was seen as an attempt at fair play. Hurricanes had been named for women for years, until NOAA succumbed to pressure from women's groups who were demanding that Atlantic storms be given unisex names.
    • announce To make known formally; proclaim or make public; publish; give notice of: as, the birth of Christ was announced by an angel.
    • announce To state or intimate the approach, arrival, or presence of.
    • announce To make known, indicate, or make manifest to the mind or senses.
    • announce To pronounce; declare by judicial sentence.
    • announce Synonyms Declare, Announce, Proclaim, Publish, Promulgate; to make known, communicate, advertise, report. To declare is to make clear, so that there will be no mistake, to many or to few: as, to declare war. To announce is to make known, in a formal or official way, to many or to few; it is the only one of these words that sometimes has the meaning of making known the approach or future appearance of: as, to announce a new book. To proclaim is to announce to all, with an endeavor to force it upon general knowledge: when war has been declared, it is often proclaimed; so, also, it is usual to proclaim a blockade. To publish is to make public: as, to publish the bans. It may be orally or in print, or it may be to satisfy a legal requirement: as, to publish a law. To promulgate is to publish what is of concern to many, but hitherto has been known to few: as, to promulgate an opinion, to promulgate the gospel, or officially to promulgate a law or edict.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: President Theodore Roosevelt was the first to announce to the world that Maxwell House coffee is "Good to the last drop."
    • v.t Announce an-nowns′ to declare: to give public notice of: to make known
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Quotations

  • Groucho Marx
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    “Although it is generally known, I think it's about time to announce that I was born at a very early age.”
  • Frederick Speakman
    Frederick Speakman
    “The roads we take are more important than the goals we announce. Decisions determine destiny.”
  • Paul S. Rees
    Paul S. Rees
    “The gospel is neither a discussion or a debate. It is an announcement.”
  • Philip Streifer
    Philip Streifer
    “After finding no qualified candidates for the position of principal, the school board is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of David Steele to the post.”
  • Peter Conrad
    Peter Conrad
    “Losing faith in your own singularity is the start of wisdom, I suppose; also the first announcement of death.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “If the announcer can produce the impression that he is a gentlemen, he may pronounce as he pleases.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. anoncier, F. annoncer, fr. L. annuntiare,; ad, + nuntiare, to report, relate, nuntius, messenger, bearer of news. See Nuncio, and cf. Annunciate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. anoncer—L. annuntiāread, to, nunti, -āre, to deliver news.

Usage

In literature:

Shortly after eight o'clock a cry of joy announced the sight of land within a short distance.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
The arrangements having been completed, it was announced by a herald that the coleo was about to begin.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
He received the announcement from her mother with a feeling of rage he could ill conceal.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
The recall of Arthur was announced, and the policy of his successor gravely debated before his career was midway.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
Loud cheers announced the posting of thirty on the signal-board, but still the score went on.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
Meanwhile Pizarro has received a letter from Sevilla, announcing the Minister's forthcoming visit to the fortress.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
Gaston had only commenced to regain his self-possession when the two American gentlemen, Mr. Hilson and Mr. Meredith, were announced.
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
To Mrs. Thornburgh Robert announced that he must leave them on the following Saturday, June 24.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Madame Constant announced, in pompous terms, that she was willing to pay a quarter in advance.
"Jack" by Alphonse Daudet
And dinner has been announced.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
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In poetry:

He. Dear, I must be gone
While night Shuts the eyes
Of the household spies;
That song announces dawn.
"Parting" by William Butler Yeats
Just yester morn I had a friend,
Cheerful, brilliant and gay;
Today grim Death announced his end,
And bore him hence away.
"Lines On The Death Of A Friend" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
Stray cloudlets, reddening one by one,
Like rose leaves half unfurled,
Announce the coming of the sun
To an awakening world.
"The Mountains Of Meran At Sunrise" by John Lawson Stoddard
They've formed a new committee now,
announced by royal letter,
without an earthly inkling how
it ought to make things better.
"Table Hymn" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
I gaz'd, but soon my steps, tho' soft,
Announced a stranger near;
The brave beast bounded up aloft,
Nor was I free from fear.
"The Hermit's Dog" by William Hayley
Before a rose is fully blown,
The outward leaves announce decay;
So, ere the spring of Youth is flown,
Its tiny pleasures die away;
"On The Regret Of Youth" by Matilda Betham

In news:

Posters announcing the elimination of bookmobiles are expected to be made public in mid-August, about the same time the library will announce the change on its website.
Reacting to the change in the Oscar nomination announcement, the Directors Guild of America has moved up its nominations announcements by two days to Jan 8 for feature nods and Jan 9 for TV and commercial noms.
Intel announced a digital random-number generator (DRNG) at an industry conference on Thursday, that the company said would be incorporated in future Intel products to be announced next month.
Midwest Homes announces Dakotas Tour golf event Midwest Homes, Inc, has announced its upcoming second annual Dakotas Tour Golf Championship, to be held Sept 6-9 at The Bluffs in Vermillion.
The Department of Labor has announced that it will temporarily postpone the announcement of a plan of action on ergonomics.
If Elop is to announce an elopement to Silicon Valley, it will likely be announced then, the Register said.
The Department of Labor has announced that it will temporarily postpone the announcement of a plan of action on ergonomics .
In a nationally televised address hours after the announcement was posted, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero termed ETA 's announcement as being of "transcendental importance" and a "victory for democracy.
The lodging news releases roll in like waves: announcement after announcement of $20-, $30-, even $100-million construction and renovation projects.
"JK Rowling announcing a new book is almost like god announcing a follow-up to the Bible.".
E line patrons accorded their lowest grade of D to the category "Adequate room on board at rush hour," "Station announcements that are easy to hear," and "Station announcements that are informative".
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announcing that 229 Texas counties--including Nolan County--are eligible for Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) emergency haying and grazing, following new provisions recently announced.
It rained innovative tablets, phones, and media streamers as Google heaped announcement upon announcement on attendees at the search giant's developers conference Wednesday.
Kinetic Lighting, Inc announces the hiring of Sarah Granger as production coordinator, and also announces Mike Mallinson has joined its sales force.
Announced Dec 15, 2008 that it has terminated its merger agreement with Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc In addition, Huntsman announced that it has reached an agreement with Hexion, Apollo Management, L.P.
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In science:

This establishes the connection between RMT and chiral symmetry announced in the title of this review.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
Next, we will extend the bound (2.19) to the full regime announced in (2.10).
Fluctuations of the free energy in the REM and the p-spin SK models
The classification in the non-isotrivial case was announced in the final section of .
Rational polynomials of simple type
Davis performed the experiment and in 1968 announced the first results.
How the sun shines
We get the announced result, that is an axial massive boson and a vectorial massless boson, the photon.
Left-Right Symmetric Models in Noncommutative Geometries?
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