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declare

[ dih-klair ]
/ d瑟藞kl蓻蓹r /
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Definition of declare

verb (used with object), de路clared, de路clar路ing.
verb (used without object), de路clared, de路clar路ing.
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Origin of declare

1275鈥1325; Middle English declaren<Latin d膿cl膩r膩re to explain, equivalent to d膿-de- + cl膩r膩re to make clear (cl膩r(us) clear + -膩re infinitive suffix)

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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 declare

declare
/ (d瑟藞kl蓻蓹) /

verb (mainly tr)

Derived forms of declare

declarable, adjective

Word Origin for declare

C14: from Latin d膿cl膩r膩re to make clear, from cl膩rus bright, clear
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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