Definition of Declare

1. Verb. State emphatically and authoritatively. "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"

2. Verb. Announce publicly or officially. "They declare that there was a traffic accident "; "The President declared war"
Exact synonyms: Announce
Specialized synonyms: Promulgate
Generic synonyms: Say, State, Tell
Derivative terms: Announcement, Announcement, Announcer, Announcer, Annunciatory, Declaration, Declarative

3. Verb. State firmly. "He declared that he was innocent"
Generic synonyms: Affirm, Assert, Aver, Avow, Swan, Swear, Verify
Derivative terms: Declarative, Declaratory, Declarer

4. Verb. Declare to be. "Judge held that the defendant was innocent"

5. Verb. Authorize payments of. "Declare dividends"
Generic synonyms: Authorise, Authorize, Clear, Pass

6. Verb. Designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand.
Category relationships: Bridge
Generic synonyms: Play
Derivative terms: Declaration, Declarer

7. Verb. Make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official. "Do you have anything to declare?"
Generic synonyms: Say, State, Tell
Derivative terms: Declaration

8. Verb. Proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against. "His wife declared at once for moving to the West Coast"
Generic synonyms: Exclaim, Proclaim, Promulgate

Definition of Declare

1. v. t. To make clear; to free from obscurity.

2. v. i. To make a declaration, or an open and explicit avowal; to proclaim one's self; -- often with for or against; as, victory declares against the allies.

Definition of Declare

1. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To make clear, explain, interpret. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To make a declaration. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To announce one’s support, choice, opinion, etc. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive cricket) For the captain of the batting side to announce the innings complete even though all batsmen have not been dismissed. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To announce something formally or officially. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To affirm or state something emphatically. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To inform government customs or taxation officials of goods one is importing or of income, expenses, or other circumstances affecting one's taxes. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To make outstanding debts, e.g. taxes, payable. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive computing) To explicitly include (a variable) as part of a list of variables, often providing some information about the data it is expected to contain. ¹

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Definition of Declare

1. to make known clearly [v -CLARED, -CLARING, -CLARES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Declare

declaration of war
declarative memory
declarative mood
declarative sentence
declaratory judgment
declaratory judgments
declaratory sentence
declare (current term)
declare oneself
declare war

Literary usage of Declare

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"Deeds to lead or declare uses.—Before I conclude this head, I must add a word concerning deeds to lead, or to declare, the uses of fines, and of recoveries. ..."

2. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"XIV.; and may declare that I see no wonder in this shrubbery equal to seeing myself in it. If anybody had told me a year ago that this place would be my ..."

3. Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. House (1843)
"... since my elevation to this chair has n- quired me to scan closely the progress of business in this House ; and I owe it to truth and justice to declare, ..."

4. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1909)
"cussion, they would declare that some of them are seen to be worthless, and the majority utterly depraved; thereupon we, inquiring into the cause of that ..."

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