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Announce is sometimes a misspelling of annoyance.

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Definition of the verb announce

What does announce mean as a doing word?

Announce is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: announced | announcing | announces

  1. make known; make an announcement
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic]Ellen said a few words
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic] to [Recipient]Ellen said a few words to Helen
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, how-extraction]He confessed how she did it | I asked how she did it | I explained how it can be done | John suggested how she could do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, quotation]He says, 'It has to go.'
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause]He ordered that he go
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause, not tensed]John suggested that he should go
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]I asked how to do it | I explained how to do it | John suggested how to do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, what-extraction]He asked what he should do | I explained what he should do | John suggested what we should eat
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, what-infinitive clause]He asked what to do | I explained what to do | John suggested what to do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, quotation]Mr. Jacobson announced to the trading mob: 'We're going to trade on the bell.'

      Verbs of Communication (with the same syntax): advise, articulate, blab, blurt, claim, confess, confide, convey, declare, mention, note, observe, proclaim, propose, recount, reiterate, relate, remark, repeat, report, reveal, say, state.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of announce: denote
    • more generic word: inform = impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to
    • more specific terms:
  2. announce publicly or officially
    • example: They announce that there was a traffic accident
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of announce: declare
    • more generic words: say / state / tell = express in words
    • more specific word: promulgate = put a law into effect by formal declaration
  3. give the names of
    • example: He announced the winners of the spelling bee
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: identify / name = give the name or identifying characteristics of
  4. foreshadow or presage

Alternative definition of the verb announce


  1. [transitive] To give public notice, or first notice of; to make known; to publish; to proclaim.
  2. [transitive] To pronounce; to declare by judicial sentence.

Specialised definition of the verb announce

Glossary of sports

to say somi thing officially or in public (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


"Announce" a.k.a. "Announce..." is a musical EP of The Fountains.

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for announce

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Google previewThe Analectic Magazine (1818)

by Washington Irving

It formed the second of a series of three quartos, of which the one we now announce is the first, although postponed in the order of publication, for reasons with which we are unacquainted. Many years had elapsed, since the appearance of ...

Google previewMulticast and Group Security (2003)

by Thomas Hardjono, Lakshminath R. Dondeti

Announce is an MDP message from the server to the public group address, and a registration message is from a prospective member to the server. The server sends DTUs to members via the private group address, and may ask for member ...

Google previewSemantics and The Lexicon (2012)

by James Pustejovsky

This metonym is signaled by a violation of selectional constraints: a building cannot announce anything; instead, some person associated with the White House must have made the announcement. Following is a noncanonical graph that a ...

Google previewMedical Lexicon. A New Dictionary of Medical Science, containing a concise account of the various subjects and terms, ... and formulae for ... preparations etc. Third edition (1865)

One supposed to announce evacuations below the diaphragm.

Google previewMounce's Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (2009)

by William D. Mounce

šma means “to hear, listen , pay attention to, perceive, obey, proclaim, announce.” See hear. New Testament Verb: (anangell), GK 334 (S 312), 14x. anangell means “to tell, proclaim.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Alternative Investments (2008)

by Greg N. Gregoriou

For example, investment banks will use tombstones to announce a public offering of securities that have successfully completed the underwriting process. Investment banks will also take out tombstone advertisements to announce a private ...

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Usage statistics about announce

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb announce:


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Quotes about announce

To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. (Theodore Roosevelt)
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Scrabble value of A1N1N1O1U1N1C3E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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