Definition of annunciate in English:


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transitive verb

[with object] archaic
  • Announce (something).

    ‘I found it fascinating that Robert Rubin annunciated a similar philosophy in his recent book: Policymaking should weigh a potentially high-risk outcome heavily, even if a negative outcome is a relatively low probability.’
    • ‘George Bush developed a policy, he annunciated it in a magnificent speech 10 days after 9 / 11, and then he went into a war in Afghanistan that everybody thought was going to be impossible.’
    • ‘Just because Corn says he shares our beliefs, I hold to another set of beliefs, first annunciated by James Carville, that ‘I don't work for racists’.’
    • ‘Next, why the nation's largest union is vehemently opposed to private accounts and Social Security reform, as annunciated so far by President Bush.’
    • ‘The Blair grouping believes in liberalisation, in free competition (as annunciated by the EU Services Directive) and is opening up to the rest of the world.’
    • ‘The second theme is going to have to be annunciated by George Bush as he will continue the prosperity we've enjoyed for these last years.’
    • ‘Some 20 years later, in a famous aphorism Omnis cellula e cellula, Rudolf Virchow annunciated that all cells arise only from pre-existing cells.’
    • ‘It is utterly ridiculous for John Kerry to say we can stay in Iraq for years, a position hardly different than the anti-war Howard Dean often annunciated.’



/əˈnənsēˌāt/ /əˈnənsiˌeɪt/


Late Middle English (originally as a past participle): from medieval Latin annunciat-, variant spelling of Latin annuntiat- ‘announced’, from the verb annuntiare.