c. 1500, "proclaim, make known," from Old French anoncier "announce, proclaim" (12c., Modern French annoncer), from Latin annuntiare, adnuntiare "to announce, relate," literally "to bring news," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + nuntiare "relate, report," from nuntius "messenger" (see nuncio). Related: Announced; announcing.
1. She was planning to announce her engagement to Peter.
2. She was bursting to announce the news but was sworn to secrecy.
3. The RSC was calling a press conference to announce the theatre's closure.
4. He hopes to be able to announce a date for inter-party talks.