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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.
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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?
See also: announce
References in classic literature ?
At last an old, cross looking footman came and announced to the Rostovs that the prince was not receiving, but that the princess begged them to walk up.
Thus war was announced to the Bear, and all four-footed animals were summoned to take part in it, oxen, asses, cows, deer, and every other animal the earth contained.
When a purely speculative discovery is announced to the public, it cannot be done with too much prudence.
MMIC President and Chief Operating Officer Jack Kleven recently announced to the MMIC Group board of directors and employees that he will retire in August 2004.