announce (v.) Look up announce at Dictionary.com
c. 1500, "proclaim, make known formally," from Old French anoncier "announce, proclaim" (12c., Modern French annoncer), from Latin annuntiare, adnuntiare "to announce, make known," literally "bring news to," from ad "to" (see ad-) + nuntiare "relate, report," from nuntius "messenger," from PIE root *neu- (1) "to shout" (see nuncio). Related: Announced; announcing.