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[v] announce publicly or officially; "The President declared war"
[v] foreshadow or presage
[v] make known; make an announcement; "She denoted his feelings clearly"
[v] give the names of; "He announced the winners of the spelling bee"

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\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. {Annunciate}.]
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. --Gilpin.
2. To pronounce; to declare by judicial sentence. Publish laws, announce Or life or death. --Prior. Syn: To proclaim; publish; make known; herald; declare; promulgate. 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.

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