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 for announce
From 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.
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To give public notice, or first notice of; to make known;
        to publish; to proclaim.
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              Her [Q. Elizabeth's] arrival was announced through
              the country by a peal of cannon from the ramparts.
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     2. To pronounce; to declare by judicial sentence.
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              Publish laws, announce
              Or life or death.                     --Prior.
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     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.
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From 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]

From 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

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