declare

[ dih-klair ]
/ dɪˈklɛər /
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verb (used with object), de·clared, de·clar·ing.

verb (used without object), de·clared, de·clar·ing.


Nearby words

  1. declarative sentence,
  2. declaratively,
  3. declarator,
  4. declaratory,
  5. declaratory judgment,
  6. declare war on,
  7. declared,
  8. declarer,
  9. declass,
  10. declasse

Origin of declare

1275–1325; Middle English declaren < Latin dēclārāre to explain, equivalent to dē- de- + clārāre to make clear (clār(us) clear + -āre infinitive suffix)

SYNONYMS FOR declare
ANTONYMS FOR declare
3. deny.

Related forms

Synonym study

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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British Dictionary definitions for declarable

declare

/ (dɪˈklɛə) /

verb (mainly tr)

Derived Formsdeclarable, adjective

Word Origin for declare

C14: from Latin dēclārāre to make clear, from clārus bright, clear

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Word Origin and History for declarable

declare

v.

early 14c., from Old French declarer "explain, elucidate," or directly from Latin declarare "make clear, reveal, disclose, announce," from de- intensive prefix (see de-) + clarare "clarify," from clarus "clear" (see clear (adj.)). Related: Declared; declaring.

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