verb (used with object), de·clared, de·clar·ing.
verb (used without object), de·clared, de·clar·ing.
- declarative sentence,
- declaratory judgment,
- declare war on,
Origin of 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
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.