Meaning of “announce” in the English Dictionary

"announce" in British English

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announceverb [ T ]

uk /əˈnaʊns/ us /əˈnaʊns/

B1 to make something known or tell people about something officially:

They announced the death of their mother in the local paper.
She announced the winner of the competition to an excited audience.
[ + that ] The prime minister has announced that public spending will be increased next year.

to show that something is going to happen:

The first few leaves in the gutter announced the beginning of autumn.

More examples

  • It gives us great pleasure to announce the engagement of our daughter Maria.
  • British Airways regret to announce the cancellation of flight BA205 to Madrid.
  • The minister has announced that there will be no change in government policy.
  • My sister surprised everyone by announcing she was leaving her job.
  • The company announced a pre-tax loss of three million pounds.

(Definition of “announce” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"announce" in American English

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announceverb [ T ]

us /əˈnɑʊns/

to state officially or make known publicly:

She announced her resignation last Monday.
noun [ C ] us /əˈnɑʊns·mənt/

Wedding announcements were mailed a week after their marriage.

(Definition of “announce” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)