transitive verb-·clared′, -·clar′ing
- to make clearly known; state or announce openly, formally, etc.
- to show or reveal
- to say positively or emphatically
- to make a statement, or account, of (taxable goods), as at customs
- to authorize the payment or distribution of (a dividend, etc.)
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Origin of declareMiddle English declaren from Old French declarer from Classical Latin declarare from de-, intensive + clarare, to make clear from clarus, clear
- to make a declaration
- to state openly a choice, opinion, etc. (for or against)
- to state strongly one's opinion
- to reveal one's true character, identity, etc.
I do declare!