annunciate (v.) 1530s, from pp. adj. annunciate (late 14c.) or directly from L. annunciatus, misspelling of annuntiatus, pp. of annuntiare (see ANNOUNCE (Cf. announce)). In some cases perhaps a back formation from ANNUNCIATION (Cf. annunciation). Related: Annunciated; annunciating.

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  • Annunciate — An*nun ci*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Annunciated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Annunciating}.] [L. annuntiare. See {Announce}.] To announce. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Annunciate — An*nun ci*ate, p. p. & a. Foretold; preannounced. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • annunciate — I verb advise, affirm, announce, apprise, assert, aver, communicate, convey, declare, dispatch news, disseminate, enunciate, explain, express, get across, get through, give notice, impart, inform, keep posted, make known, make known publicly,… …   Law dictionary

  • annunciate — [ə nun′sē āt΄] vt. annunciated, annunciating [< L annuntiatus, pp. of annuntiare, ANNOUNCE] to announce …   English World dictionary

  • annunciate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Date: circa 1536 announce …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • annunciate — annunciable, adj. annunciative, annunciatory /euh nun see euh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /euh nun see ayt /, v.t., annunciated, annunciating. to announce. [1350 1400; < ML annunciatus, for L annuntiatus, ptp. of annuntiare to make known. See… …   Universalium

  • annunciate — verb to inform that some future event will happen See Also: announce, announcement, annunciation …   Wiktionary

  • annunciate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To bring to public notice or make known publicly: advertise, announce, broadcast, declare, proclaim, promulgate, publish. See KNOWLEDGE, WORDS …   English dictionary for students

  • annunciate — an·nun·ci·ate || É™ nÊŒnʃɪeɪt v. declare, announce …   English contemporary dictionary

  • annunciate — [ə nʌnsɪeɪt] verb archaic announce. Origin ME: from med. L. annunciat , var. of L. annuntiat , annuntiare announce …   English new terms dictionary