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Definitions for declare
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word declare.
state emphatically and authoritatively
"He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"
announce publicly or officially
"The President declared war"
"He declared that he was innocent"
declare, adjudge, holdverb
declare to be
"She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"
authorize payments of
designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand
make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official
"Do you have anything to declare?"
proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against
"His wife declared at once for moving to the West Coast"
To make clear, explain, interpret.
To make a declaration.
To announce one's support, choice, opinion, etc.
He declared him innocent.
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.
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.
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.
Etymology: From déclarer, from declarare, from de- + clarus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: declaro, Latin.
To declare this a little, we must assume that the surfaces of such bodies are exactly smooth. Robert Boyle, on Colours.
It hath been declared unto some of you, that there are contentions among you. 1 Cor. i. 11.
The sun by certain signs declares,
Both when the South projects a stormy day,
And when the clearing North will puff the clouds away. John Dryden, Virg. Geor. l. 620.
Declare his glory among the heathens. 1 Chron. xvi. 24.
We are a considerable body, who, upon a proper occasion, would not fail to declare ourselves. Addison.
To make a declaration; to proclaim some resolution or opinion, some favour or opposition.
The internal faculties of will and understanding, decreeing and declaring against them. Jeremy Taylor, Rule of living holy.
God is said not to have left himself without witness in the world, there being something fixed in the nature of men that will be sure to testify and declare for him. Robert South, Sermons.
Like fawning courtiers, for success they wait;
And then come smiling, and declare for fate. Dryden.
Declare (2000) 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.
to make clear; to free from obscurity
to make known by language; to communicate or manifest explicitly and plainly in any way; to exhibit; to publish; to proclaim; to announce
to make declaration of; to assert; to affirm; to set forth; to avow; as, he declares the story to be false
to make full statement of, as goods, etc., for the purpose of paying taxes, duties, etc
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
to state the plaintiff's cause of action at law in a legal form; as, the plaintiff declares in trespass
Etymology: [F. dclarer, from L. declarare; de + clarare to make clear, clarus, clear, bright. See Clear.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-klār′, v.t. to make known: to announce: to assert: to make a full statement of, as of goods at a custom-house.—v.i. to make a statement: to show cards in order to score.—adj. Declār′able, capable of being declared, exhibited, or proved.—ns. Declar′ant, one who makes a declaration; Declarā′tion, act of declaring: that which is declared: a written affirmation: in the criminal law of Scotland, the statement made by the prisoner before the magistrate: in common law, the pleading in which the plaintiff in an action at law sets forth his case against the defendant.—adjs. Declar′ative, Declar′atory, explanatory.—advs. Declar′atively, Declar′atorily.—n. Declar′ator, a form of action in the Court of Session in Scotland, with the view of having a fact judicially ascertained and declared.—adj. Declared′, avowed.—adv. Decla′redly, avowedly.—Declaratory Act, an act intended to explain an old law which had become obscure or a subject of controversy. [Fr. déclarer, from L. declarāre, -ātum—de, wholly, clarus, clear.]
An expression of choice, fact, opinion or belief.
The declaration of human rights is an important document.
Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'declare' in Verbs Frequency: #333
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The numerical value of declare in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of declare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of declare in a Sentence
They're just dying to have me declare that everything said is true and that I got what I deserved. Wouldn't that be easy if it was all so simple ? only you and I both know it's not that simple, not in politics and not in life.
What's most peculiar to me is the fact that they didn't declare an emergency. They just simply said,' We're going back', but when I look at the track of the aircraft after that, the aircraft made a very steep dive after that which is not typical of what they would've done.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas:
We therefore declare that we cannot continue to be bound by these agreements (Oslo Accords) and that Israel must assume all of its responsibilities as an occupying power, because the status quo cannot continue.
That's not to sat it's coming out of ISIS HQ in Raqqa, one of the things to keep in mind is the that the Caliphate has expanded in a way that many have not foreseen. It's not necessarily taking up more terrain in Syria and Iraq, but it is getting these affiliates -- getting these sleepers -- essentially to declare allegiance and to conduct their own operations.
We have seen history repeat where North Korea would declare to denuclearize, by portraying North Korea as a consolatory and forthcoming, only to turn around and avoid all international efforts towards peace, in light of how North Korea has behaved in the past, I believe it is important not to reward North Korea solely for agreeing to have a dialogue.
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- провъзгласявам, декларирам, обявявам, заявявамBulgarian
- bekanntmachen, verkünden, erklären, aussagen, deklarieren, verzollen, feststellen, bekanntgeben, ausrufenGerman
- ανακοινώνω, δηλώνωGreek
- declarar, explicar, aclararSpanish
- ilmoittaa, julistaaFinnish
- déclarer, expliquerFrench
- gairmScottish Gaelic
- aangeven, verklarenDutch
- декларировать, объявлятьRussian
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