declared

[ dih-klaird ]
/ dɪˈklɛərd /

adjective

publicly avowed or professed; self-confessed: a declared liberal.

Origin of declared

First recorded in 1645–55; declare + -ed2

Related forms

de·clar·ed·ly [dih-klair-id-lee] /dɪˈklɛər ɪd li/, adverbun·de·clared, adjective

Definition for declared (2 of 2)

declare

[ dih-klair ]
/ dɪˈklɛər /

verb (used with object), de·clared, de·clar·ing.

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

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)

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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 declared

declare

/ (dɪˈklɛə) /

verb (mainly tr)

Derived Forms

declarable, adjective

Word Origin for declare

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