Definitions for: Declare

[v] state firmly; "He declared that he was innocent"
[v] declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"
[v] announce publicly or officially; "The President declared war"
[v] proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against; "His wife declared at once for moving to the West Coast"
[v] state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"
[v] make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official; "Do you have anything to declare?"
[v] Bridge: designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand
[v] authorize payments of; "declare dividends"

Webster (1913) Definition: De*clare", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Declared; p. pr. &
vb. n. Declaring.] [F. d['e]clarer, from L. declarare; de +
clarare to make clear, clarus, clear, bright. See Clear.]
1. To make clear; to free from obscurity. [Obs.] ``To declare
this a little.'' --Boyle.

2. To make known by language; to communicate or manifest
explicitly and plainly in any way; to exhibit; to publish;
to proclaim; to announce.

This day I have begot whom I declare My only Son.

The heavens declare the glory of God. --Ps. xix. 1.

3. To make declaration of; to assert; to affirm; to set
forth; to avow; as, he declares the story to be false.

I the Lord . . . declare things that are right.
--Isa. xlv.

4. (Com.) To make full statement of, as goods, etc., for the
purpose of paying taxes, duties, etc.

To declare off, to recede from an agreement, undertaking,
contract, etc.; to renounce.

To declare one's self, to avow one's opinion; to show
openly what one thinks, or which side he espouses.

De*clare", v. i.
1. To make a declaration, or an open and explicit avowal; to
proclaim one's self; -- often with for or against; as,
victory declares against the allies.

Like fawning courtiers, for success they wait, And
then come smiling, and declare for fate. --Dryden.

2. (Law) To state the plaintiff's cause of action at law in a
legal form; as, the plaintiff declares in trespass.

Synonyms: adjudge, announce, hold

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