Definitions for declaredɪˈklɛər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•clare*dɪˈklɛər(v.)-clared, -clar•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to make known; state clearly, esp. in explicit or formal terms.

  2. to announce officially; proclaim.

  3. to state emphatically.

  4. to reveal; indicate.

  5. to make due statement of (goods for duty, income for taxation, etc.).

  6. to make (a dividend) payable.

  7. to bid (a trump suit or no-trump) in bridge.

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  8. (v.i.)to make a declaration.

  9. to proclaim oneself:

    to declare against a proposal.

* Syn: declare , affirm , assert imply making something known emphatically, openly, or formally. To declare is to make known, sometimes in the face of actual or potential contradiction: to declare someone the winner of a contest.toaffirm is to make a statement based on one's reputation for knowledge or veracity, or so related to a generally recognized truth that denial is not likely: to affirm the necessity of high standards. To assert is to state boldly, usu. without other proof than personal authority or conviction: to assert that the climate is changing.

Origin of declare:

1275–1325; ME < L dēclārāre to explain =dē-de - +clārāre to make clear, der. of clārusclear


Princeton's WordNet

  1. declare(verb)

    state emphatically and authoritatively

    "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"

  2. announce, declare(verb)

    announce publicly or officially

    "The President declared war"

  3. declare(verb)

    state firmly

    "He declared that he was innocent"

  4. declare, adjudge, hold(verb)

    declare to be

    "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"

  5. declare(verb)

    authorize payments of

    "declare dividends"

  6. declare(verb)

    designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand

  7. declare(verb)

    make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official

    "Do you have anything to declare?"

  8. declare(verb)

    proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against

    "His wife declared at once for moving to the West Coast"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. declare(verb)ɪˈklɛər

    to make a strong official or important statement

    "I'm not going!" she declared.; The government has declared today a holiday.

  2. declareɪˈklɛər

    to officially report money or valuable items to government for tax purposes

    ***We have nothing to declare.


  1. declare(Verb)

    To make clear, explain, interpret.

  2. declare(Verb)

    To make a declaration.

  3. declare(Verb)

    To announce oneu2019s support, choice, opinion, etc.

    He declared him innocent.

  4. declare(Verb)

    For the captain of the batting side to announce the innings complete even though all batsmen have not been dismissed.

  5. declare(Verb)

    To announce something formally or officially.

  6. declare(Verb)

    To affirm or state something emphatically.

  7. declare(Verb)

    To inform government customs or taxation officials of goods one is importing or of income, expenses, or other circumstances affecting one's taxes.

  8. declare(Verb)

    To make outstanding debts, e.g. taxes, payable.

  9. declare(Verb)

    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.

  10. Origin: From déclarer, from declarare, from de- + clarus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Declare(verb)

    to make clear; to free from obscurity

  2. Declare(verb)

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

  3. Declare(verb)

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

  4. Declare(verb)

    to make full statement of, as goods, etc., for the purpose of paying taxes, duties, etc

  5. Declare(verb)

    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

  6. Declare(verb)

    to state the plaintiff's cause of action at law in a legal form; as, the plaintiff declares in trespass


  1. Declare

    Declare is a supernatural spy novel by American author Tim Powers. The novel presents a secret history of the Cold War, and earned several major fantasy fiction awards.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'declare' in Verbs Frequency: #333

Anagrams of declare

  1. cleared, creedal, relaced

Translations for declare

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to announce publicly or formally

War was declared this morning.

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