[ dih-klar-uh-tiv ]
/ dɪˈklær ə tɪv /


serving to declare, make known, or explain: a declarative statement.
Also de·clar·a·to·ry [dih-klar-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /dɪˈklær əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.

Origin of declarative

1530–40; < Latin dēclārātīvus explanatory, equivalent to dēclārāt(us) (see declaration) + -īvus -ive

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for declaratively

  • In these cases God disobligeth you from your vow by a mutation of the matter; and a pastor may dispense with it declaratively.

British Dictionary definitions for declaratively


/ (dɪˈklærətɪv) /


making or having the nature of a declaration

Derived Forms

declaratively, adverb
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