To give public notice, or first notice of; to make known; to publish; to proclaim.
- To make known publicly.
- To proclaim the presence or arrival of: announce a caller.
- To provide an indication of beforehand; foretell: The invention of the microchip announced a new generation of computers.
- To serve as an announcer for: announce a football game on TV.
- To declare one's candidacy: was declared the front-runner even before she announced.
- To serve as an announcer.