- 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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Antonyms for declare
Related Words for declaredisclose, claim, stress, affirm, confirm, advocate, acknowledge, insist, proclaim, assert, inform, maintain, announce, argue, tell, repeat, reveal, reaffirm, indicate, admit
Examples from the Web for declare
Contemporary Examples of declare
Being the first to declare feelings is incredibly difficult.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating
January 1, 2015
And it led him in his teenage years to declare his ambition to become a cop.In The Shadow of Murdered Cops
December 26, 2014
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
December 1, 2014
If J-Law suddenly decided to declare solidarity with Thai anti-junta activists?‘The Hunger Games’ Stars Silent on Thai Protesters
November 21, 2014
Beijing also demanded that Abe declare he will no longer pay visits to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo.Beijing’s ‘Star Trek’ APEC Summit
November 11, 2014
Historical Examples of declare
Would I declare, that I would still honour him with my correspondence?
Today we can declare: Government is not the problem, and government is not the solution.
And I declare to you, that I know not my own heart, if it not be absolutely free.
I declare to you, miss, I'm clean worn out with havin' patience!
The rain's over, I declare—at least for a quarter of an hour!
- (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