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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·nounce v. t. [imp. & p. p. Announced p. pr. & vb. n. Announcing ]
 1. To give public notice, or first notice of; to make known; to publish; to proclaim.
    Her [Q. Elizabeth's] arrival was announced through the country by a peal of cannon from the ramparts.   --Gilpin.
 2. To pronounce; to declare by judicial sentence.
 Publish laws, announce
 Or life or death.   --Prior.
 Syn: -- To proclaim; publish; make known; herald; declare; promulgate.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : declared publicly; made widely known; "their announced
            intentions"; "the newspaper's proclaimed adherence to
            the government's policy" [syn: proclaimed]