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verb [transitive] announce pronunciation in British English /əˈnaʊns/
Word Forms
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
    There was a press release announcing the Senator’s resignation.
    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.
  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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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