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verb [transitive] announce pronunciation in British English /əˈnaʊns/
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present tense
present participleannouncing
past tenseannounced
past participleannounced

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  1. 1
    to make a public or official statement, especially about a plan, decision, or something that has happened

    Exxon has announced a 26% increase in profits.

    announce (that):

    I am pleased to announce that the Board has agreed to create 500 new jobs in our sales division.

  2. 2
    to tell people something clearly or loudly

    ‘Well, I must be off,’ she announced.

    announce (that):

    Bill suddenly announced he was taking the day off.

    1. a.
      to say formally that someone has arrived or that something is about to happen
  3. 3
    to give information over a loudspeaker in a public place such as an airport

    When your flight is announced, make your way to the departure lounge.

    announce (that):

    They’ve just announced that our train will be delayed.



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