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Let's say your nephew has gone missing inside a mall while being with you, because you are picking out an item in a jewellery shop. Then, you went to an announcement desk asking for some help, and the employee on post said:

Ok, I'll PUT an announcement out for her.

What does this phrase mean? All I know are "to post an announcement" and "make an announcement", but this is new to my ear...

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Put out has many meanings, but one of them is "publish" (see "Put something out", meaning 4, here).

I would also use "make", but I would not use "post" for a spoken announcement, only for written or electronic text.

  • If sending something out on a public address, broadcast would be a good word too. – Jason Bassford Nov 17 '18 at 0:30
  • Do you both use this "put out" in announcing like what I've written? Or just the British. – John Arvin Nov 17 '18 at 1:46

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