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announce (something) to
To make a public declaration about something. We haven't announced our pregnancy to anyone yet—you're the first to know! The boss hasn't announced his decision to the office yet, so we still don't know who got the promotion.
To show one's political support for someone or something. If the incumbent president announces for me, it will be a huge boost to my campaign.
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announce (one's support) for someone or something
to declare one's political support for someone or something. The senator announced for the Supreme Court nominee. Our club announced for the incumbent candidate.
announce something to someone
to tell something publicly to someone. The president announced his nominee for attorney general to the media. When was the news announced to the public?
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