Declare definition

dĭ-klâr
To reveal or make manifest; show.

His smile declared his agreement.

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To make a full statement of (dutiable goods, for example).
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To make a declaration.
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To state emphatically or authoritatively; affirm.
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To make known formally or officially; proclaim.

Declare that a fugitive has been captured; declare a mistrial.

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(games) To designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand in bridge.
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To announce one's intention to run for public office.
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To make clearly known; state or announce openly, formally, etc.
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To show or reveal.
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To make a statement, or account, of (taxable goods), as at customs.
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To make a declaration.
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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.

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To proclaim one's support, opposition, choice, or opinion.
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To say positively or emphatically.
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To authorize the payment or distribution of (a dividend, etc.)
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(card games) To meld.
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To state openly a choice, opinion, etc. (for or against)
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To declare is defined as to state or announce something publicly.

An example of to declare is to decide on a major in college.

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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.

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Boyle.

To declare this a little, we must assume that the surfaces of all such bodies […] are exactly smooth.

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(intransitive) To make a declaration.
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To announce one’s support, choice, opinion, etc.

He declared him innocent.

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(intransitive, cricket) For the captain of the batting side to announce the innings complete even though all batsmen have not been dismissed.
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To announce something formally or officially.

Declare bankruptcy.

Declare victory.

(cricket) Declare (an innings) closed.

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To affirm or state something emphatically.
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To inform government customs or taxation officials of goods one is importing or of income, expenses, or other circumstances affecting one's taxes.
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To make outstanding debts, e.g. taxes, payable.
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(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.

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declare war
  • To state formally the intention to carry on armed hostilities against.
  • To state one's intent to suppress or eradicate:
    Declared war on drug dealing in the neighborhood.
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declare oneself
  • to state strongly one's opinion
  • to reveal one's true character, identity, etc.
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I do declare!
  • I am surprised, startled, etc.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of declare

  • Middle English declaren from Old French declarer from Latin dēclārāre dē- intensive pref. de– clārāre to make clear (from clārus clear kelə-2 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French declarer, from Latin dēclārāre (“to make clear”), from de- + clārus (“clear”).

    From Wiktionary