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English definition of “announce”

announce

verb [T]     /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.Announcing, informing and stating to show that something is going to happen: The first few leaves in the gutter announced the beginning of autumn.Preceding and introducing
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