annunciate (third-person singular simple present annunciates, present participle annunciating, simple past and past participle annunciated)
1. (transitive) a less common word for announce Derived Formsannunciation, nounannunciative (əˈnʌnsɪətɪv; -ʃətɪv), annunciatory (əˈnʌnsɪətərɪ; -ʃə-) adjective Word OriginC16, from annunciātus, Medieval Latin misspelling of annuntiātus, past participle of Latin annuntiāre; see announceCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1530s, from past participle adjective annunciate (late 14c.) or directly from Latin annunciatus, misspelling of annuntiatus, past participle of annuntiare (see announce). In some cases perhaps a back-formation from annunciation. Related, Annunciated; annunciating.
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