[syn: announce, annunciate, harbinger, foretell, herald]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Announce \An*nounce"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Announced; p. pr. &
vb. n. Announcing.] [OF. anoncier, F. annoncer, fr. L.
annuntiare; ad + nuntiare to report, relate, nuntius
messenger, bearer of news. See Nuncio, and cf.
1. To give public notice, or first notice of; to make known;
to publish; to proclaim.
Her [Q. Elizabeth's] arrival was announced through
the country by a peal of cannon from the ramparts.
2. To pronounce; to declare by judicial sentence.
Publish laws, announce
Or life or death. --Prior.
Syn: To proclaim; publish; make known; herald; declare;
Usage: To Publish, Announce, Proclaim, Promulgate. We
publish what we give openly to the world, either by
oral communication or by means of the press; as, to
publish abroad the faults of our neighbors. We
announce what we declare by anticipation, or make
known for the first time; as, to announce the speedy
publication of a book; to announce the approach or
arrival of a distinguished personage. We proclaim
anything to which we give the widest publicity; as, to
proclaim the news of victory. We promulgate when
we proclaim more widely what has before been known by
some; as, to promulgate the gospel.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: make known; make an announcement; "She denoted her feelings
clearly" [syn: announce, denote]
2: announce publicly or officially; "The President declared war"
[syn: announce, declare]
3: give the names of; "He announced the winners of the spelling
4: foreshadow or presage [syn: announce, annunciate,
harbinger, foretell, herald]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
112 Moby Thesaurus words for "announce":
advertise, affirm, allege, annunciate, antecede, antedate,
anticipate, argue, assert, assever, asseverate, attest, augur,
aver, avouch, avow, be before, be early, bespeak, betoken, blazon,
break the news, bring word, broadcast, bruit about, circulate,
come before, communicate, confirm, contend, declare,
declare roundly, disclose, divulge, enunciate, express, forebode,
forecast, forerun, foreshow, foretell, give a report, give notice,
give tidings of, harbinger, have, herald, hint at, hold, impart,
inform, insist, intimate, issue a manifesto, issue a statement,
lay down, maintain, make a statement, make an announcement,
make known, make public, manifesto, notify, portend, preannounce,
precede, precurse, predate, predicate, predict, preexist,
preindicate, presage, present, proclaim, profess, promulgate,
pronounce, propound, protest, publicize, publish,
publish a manifesto, put, put forth, put it, put out, rehearse,
relate, report, reveal, rumor, run before, say, set down,
set forth, show forth, signal, sound, speak, speak out, speak up,
stand for, stand on, state, submit, suggest, tell, testify,
usher in, witness, write up