, announces; announced; announcing
1. To make known through a proclamation, a speech, or an introduction: James, the butler, announced
the names of the guests to the host at the royal ball.
The government is announcing or letting citizens know that there will be an increase in taxes.
2. To say something in a loud and definite way: When Sara received an "F" on her exam, she announced
to her parents that she was quitting school.
3. When someone says that he or she is a candidate for a political office: The mayor, Mr. Smith, announced
that he was going to run for governor.
4. To describe a sports event on the radio or television: Brian was expected to announce
the basketball game on TV this evening.
announcement (s) (noun)
, announcements (pl)
A written or spoken statement that tells people about something: The public was very pleased by the government's announcement
that there will be a lowering of transportation fees.
The TV program was pausing for a brief commercial announcement.
announcer (s) (noun)
, announcers (pl)
1. An individual who makes information known through a formal or an informal means: The Town Crier was an early form of a public announcer, calling out information about specific and timely events for citizens while he was walking the streets of a community.
2. A person who provides news on a television or radio station: Ingrid works part-time as an announcer for the local broadcasting company.
3. Anyone who gives messages in a public place; such as, an airport, a store, etc.; especially by using a loudspeaker: The airport announcer was letting people know that the next flight would be delayed because of the severe weather conditions.
, annunciates; annunciated; annunciating
To tell or to inform something in anticipation of an event: Ruby, the fortuneteller, was annunciating Grace about the future of her potential success as an author and mother.
annunciation (s) (noun)
, annunciations (pl)
1. A declaration or process of providing information that is done in a formal way: Constantine went to the father of his girlfriend, Carolyn, with an annunciation of his love and wish to marry the young woman.
2. When capitalized, it is the date in Christianity upon which the Angel Gabriel informed Mary and Joseph of the upcoming birth of Jesus: Many churches celebrate the Annunciation with glorious music and prayers.
, denounces; denounced; denouncing
1. To condemn, to accuse, or to speak out against someone or something: Marcus stood on the street corner denouncing
the city's injustices against poor people.
Kent's plan for increasing the company's profits was denounced by his supervisor as being risky and dangerous.
2. To report someone to the police or other authorities for illegal or immoral acts: Kim's cousin decided to go to another country after he was denounced
by bank authorities as a swindler or con artist of bank accounts.
denouncement (s) (noun)
, denouncements (pl)
A formal accusation, diatribe, fulmination against someone or something: Reverend Milford's denouncement from the pulpit about the cheating and extravagant behavior of city officials was strongly worded.
denouncer (s) (noun)
, denouncers (pl)
Anyone who speaks the perceived truth to condemn or to point out someone's conduct or actions: The editor of the local newspaper, Mr. Vaughn, was a denouncer of the improper behavior by the mayor who was caught using drugs even though he denied such accusations.
denunciation (s) (noun)
, denunciations (pl)
Articulated public criticism of someone; such as, a strong reproof: Mr. Dean, the principal, was very upset and made an overt denunciation of the bad behavior of students at the soccer game.
, more denunciatory, most denunciatory
Characterizing an open censure or reprimand by someone: Beverly saved her most denunciatory remarks for the local press about the misuse of public funds by the city council.
, enounces; enounced; enouncing
To state or to articulate clearly in a manner that can be easily understood: Aidan practiced enouncing his speech in front of the mirror before he went into the auditorium to speak to the voters.
enouncement (s) (noun)
, enouncements (pl)
The act or fact of a proclamation, a declaration, a statement of facts, or relevant information: The authenticity of the enouncement regarding what really happened to cause the series of accidents on the express way was verified by the government authorities.
, enunciates; enunciated; enunciating
To speak or to express one's verbal utterances so they are easily comprehended: In order to be heard at the back of the room, the speaker had to enunciate his words carefully.
enunciation (s) (noun)
, enunciations (pl)
Clarity of one's speech or statement from the listener's point of view: Mrs. Lawson's enunciation is so good, students rarely have to ask her to repeat anything.
nuncio (s) (noun)
, nuncios (pl)
A diplomatic representative of the Roman Catholic Pope, often as a foreign ambassador: The papal nuncio was ready to make his presentation to the congregation.