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v. an·nounced, an·nounc·ing, an·nounc·es
1. To make known publicly.
2. To proclaim the presence or arrival of: announce a caller.
3. To provide an indication of beforehand; foretell: The invention of the microchip announced a new generation of computers.
4. To serve as an announcer for: announce a football game on TV.
1. To declare one's candidacy: was declared the front-runner even before she announced.
2. To serve as an announcer.

[Middle English announcen, from Old French anoncier, from Latin annūntiāre : ad-, ad- + nūntiāre, to report (from nūntius, messenger; see neu- in Indo-European roots).]
Synonyms: announce, advertise, broadcast, declare, proclaim, promulgate, publish
These verbs mean to bring to public notice: announced a cease-fire to the media; advertised the upcoming concert on cable television; broadcast his opinions in a blog; declared her political intentions at a news conference; proclaiming his beliefs in a column; promulgated a policy of nonviolence; publishing the rules of the contest in the newspaper.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.announced - declared publiclyannounced - declared publicly; made widely known; "their announced intentions"; "the newspaper's proclaimed adherence to the government's policy"
declared - made known or openly avowed; "their declared and their covert objectives"; "a declared liberal"
References in classic literature ?
Everyone thought soberly for a minute, then Meg announced, as if the idea was suggested by the sight of her own pretty hands, "I shall give her a nice pair of gloves.
When he was released he rented a room above a shoe-repairing shop at the lower end of Main Street and put out the sign that announced himself as a doctor.
But there, I promised not to tell that part, at least until the young people themselves were ready to have a certain fact announced.
It was something which announced itself; a chill breath that seemed to issue from some vast cavern wherein discords waited.
A general movement among the domestics, and a low sound of gentle voices, announced the approach of those whose presence alone was wanted to enable the cavalcade to move.
Carr announced his intention of proceeding to Sacramento, on further business of the mine, leaving his two daughters in the family of a wealthy friend until he should return for them.
The stranger had entered the room with the characteristic quietude of the profession to which he announced himself as belonging.
To see her, without a convulsion of her small pink face, not even feign to glance in the direction of the prodigy I announced, but only, instead of that, turn at ME an expression of hard, still gravity, an expression absolutely new and unprecedented and that appeared to read and accuse and judge me-- this was a stroke that somehow converted the little girl herself into the very presence that could make me quail.
His voice at once announced that he was a Southerner, and from his fine stature, I thought he must be one of those tall mountaineers from the Alleganian Ridge in Virginia.
He announced himself as the archangel Gabriel, and commanded the captain to jump overboard.
Jurgis announced that so far as he was concerned the child would have to be buried by the city, since they had no money for a funeral; and at this the poor woman almost went out of her senses, wringing her hands and screaming with grief and despair.
Accordingly, the manufacturer and all hands concerned were astounded when he suddenly demanded George's wages, and announced his intention of taking him home.