- publicly avowed or professed; self-confessed: a declared liberal.
Origin of declared
- to make known or state clearly, especially in explicit or formal terms: to declare one's position in a controversy.
- to announce officially; proclaim: to declare a state of emergency; to declare a winner.
- to state emphatically: He declared that the allegation was a lie.
- to manifest; reveal; show: Her attendance at the rally declared her political allegiance.
- to make due statement of, especially goods for duty or income for taxation.
- to make (a dividend) payable.
- Bridge. to bid (a trump suit or no-trump).
- to make a declaration.
- to proclaim oneself (usually followed by for or against): He declared against the proposal.
- Cricket. (of a team) to surrender a turn at bat in an innings before ten players are put out.
Origin of declare
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3. aver, asseverate, state. 4. disclose, publish.
3. Declare, affirm, assert, protest imply making something known emphatically, openly, or formally. To declare is to make known, sometimes in the face of actual or potential contradiction: to declare someone the winner of a contest. To affirm is to make a statement based on one's reputation for knowledge or veracity, or so related to a generally recognized truth that denial is not likely: to affirm the necessity of high standards. To assert is to state boldly, usually without other proof than personal authority or conviction: to assert that the climate is changing. To protest is to affirm publicly, as if in the face of doubt: to protest that a newspaper account is misleading.
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Examples from the Web for declared
Already, 10 Republicans have declared they will vote for an alternative candidate and more seemed poised to join.Kamikaze Congress Prepares to Strike Boehner
January 6, 2015
After some animated debate at the conference, Lelaie declared, with some frustration, “If you push on the stick, you will fly.”Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?
January 4, 2015
I was declared innocent, and they said I should pay $104,000.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
He declared that Western women are sexually promiscuous in a manner not even found in the natural world.50 Shades of Iran: The Mullahs’ Kinky Fantasies about Sex in the West
IranWire, Shima Sharabi
January 1, 2015
Major General Jean Kahwaji of the Lebanese armed forces recently declared an “open-ended war” with the militants.A Sunni-Shia Love Story Imperiled by al Qaeda
December 26, 2014
"They needn't eat their lunch that way," declared his sister.
Uncle Peter had first declared that the thought of food sickened him.
Mrs. Bines declared that it did seem to her very much like out-and-out gambling.
"I'll make him a bigger man than his pa was yet," declared Uncle Peter.
"Of course I am, otherwise I wouldn't have mentioned it," declared Emma.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
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- (may take a clause as object) to make clearly known or announce officiallyto declare one's interests; war was declared
- to state officially that (a person, fact, etc) is as specifiedhe declared him fit
- (may take a clause as object) to state emphatically; assert
- to show, reveal, or manifestthe heavens declare the glory of God
- (intr; often foll by for or against) to make known one's choice or opinion
- to make a complete statement of (dutiable goods, etc)
- (also intr) cards
- to display (a card or series of ards) on the table so as to add to one's score
- to decide (the trump suit) by making the final bid
- (intr) cricket to close an innings voluntarily before all ten wickets have fallen
- to authorize the payment of (a dividend) from corporate net profit
C14: from Latin dēclārāre to make clear, from clārus bright, clear
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Word Origin and History for declared
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