declare[dē kler′, di-]
- 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 verbdeclared, declaring
- 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.
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 To designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand in bridge.
- 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 &ellipsis; 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 kel&schwa;-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.
- cleared, creedal, relaced