verb (used with object), de·clared, de·clar·ing.
verb (used without object), de·clared, de·clar·ing.
Origin of declare
Examples from the Web for declare
Being the first to declare feelings is incredibly difficult.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And it led him in his teenage years to declare his ambition to become a cop.
That attack prompted the government to declare a three-month state of emergency in parts of North Sinai.ISIS Wannabes Claim They Killed an American in Egypt|Jamie Dettmer|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If J-Law suddenly decided to declare solidarity with Thai anti-junta activists?‘The Hunger Games’ Stars Silent on Thai Protesters|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Beijing also demanded that Abe declare he will no longer pay visits to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo.
It was well known what the French wished, and it was time to declare it plainly.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
He burst in upon her to declare his love, as if it were a question of firing the first shot on a field of battle.The Duchesse de Langeais|Honore de Balzac
I must declare to you that to us the Czar is not the only chain that fetters the body of the country.Mother|Maksim Gorky
Some of our folk are almost out of their minds about it, and declare you to be either a brigand in disguise or a spy.Dead Souls|Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
I declare, that I look on the Western Territory in an awful and striking point of view.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
British Dictionary definitions for declare
verb (mainly tr)
- 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
Word Origin for declare
Word Origin and History for declare
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.