- To declare is defined as to state or announce something publicly.
An example of to declare is to decide on a major in college.
- To declare means to make a statement or make information known.
An example of to declare is to list what you bought while traveling before going through customs.
- The definition of declare is to reveal your opinion to others.
An example of to declare is to tell your family that you are against their political party.
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.)
- Card Games to meld
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!
verbde·clared, de·clar·ing, de·clares
- To make known formally or officially; proclaim: declare that a fugitive has been captured; declare a mistrial. See Synonyms at announce.
- To state emphatically or authoritatively; affirm: “He wrote another prayer declaring that his conscience was weighed down with guilt” ( Leo Damrosch )
- To reveal or make manifest; show: His smile declared his agreement.
- To make a full statement of (dutiable goods, for example).
- Games a. To designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand in bridge.b. To reveal (a combination of cards) to be added to one's score.
- To make a declaration.
- To announce one's intention to run for public office: “My gratitude would keep me loyal to McCarthy even after Bobby Kennedy declared for president” ( James Carroll )
- To proclaim one's support, opposition, choice, or opinion: “The party … has changed, openly declaring for centralized federal power” ( Ronald Reagan )
Origin of declareMiddle English declaren from Old French declarer from Latin dēclārāre dē- intensive pref. ; see de- . clārāre to make clear ( from clārus clear ; see kelə-2 in Indo-European roots.)
(third-person singular simple present declares, present participle declaring, simple past and past participle declared)
- To declare this a little, we must assume that the surfaces of all such bodies […] are exactly smooth.
- (intransitive) To make a declaration.
- To announce one’s support, choice, opinion, etc.
- He declared him innocent.
- (intransitive, cricket) For the captain of the batting side to announce the innings complete even though all batsmen have not been dismissed.
- To announce something formally or officially.
- declare bankruptcy
- declare victory
- (cricket) declare (an innings) closed
- To affirm or state something emphatically.
- To inform government customs or taxation officials of goods one is importing or of income, expenses, or other circumstances affecting one's taxes.
- To make outstanding debts, e.g. taxes, payable.
- (computing) To explicitly include (a variable) as part of a list of variables, often providing some information about the data it is expected to contain.
- The counter "i" was declared as an integer.