What does declare mean?

Definitions for declare
dɪˈklɛərde·clare

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. declare(Verb)

    To make clear, explain, interpret.

    Etymology: From déclarer, from declarare, from de- + clarus.

  2. declare(Verb)

    To make a declaration.

    Etymology: From déclarer, from declarare, from de- + clarus.

  3. declare(Verb)

    To announce one's support, choice, opinion, etc.

    He declared him innocent.

    Etymology: From déclarer, from declarare, from de- + clarus.

  4. declare(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From déclarer, from declarare, from de- + clarus.

  5. declare(Verb)

    To announce something formally or officially.

    Etymology: From déclarer, from declarare, from de- + clarus.

  6. declare(Verb)

    To affirm or state something emphatically.

    Etymology: From déclarer, from declarare, from de- + clarus.

  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.

    Etymology: From déclarer, from declarare, from de- + clarus.

  8. declare(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From déclarer, from declarare, from de- + clarus.

  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.

    Etymology: From déclarer, from declarare, from de- + clarus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Declare(verb)

    to make clear; to free from obscurity

    Etymology: [F. dclarer, from L. declarare; de + clarare to make clear, clarus, clear, bright. See Clear.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. dclarer, from L. declarare; de + clarare to make clear, clarus, clear, bright. See Clear.]

  3. Declare(verb)

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

    Etymology: [F. dclarer, from L. declarare; de + clarare to make clear, clarus, clear, bright. See Clear.]

  4. Declare(verb)

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

    Etymology: [F. dclarer, from L. declarare; de + clarare to make clear, clarus, clear, bright. See Clear.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. dclarer, from L. declarare; de + clarare to make clear, clarus, clear, bright. See Clear.]

  6. Declare(verb)

    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.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Declare

    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, -ātumde, wholly, clarus, clear.]

Editors Contribution

  1. declare

    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

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

Anagrams for declare »

  1. cleared, creedal, relaced

How to pronounce declare?

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How to say declare in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of declare in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of declare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of declare in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Elliott:

    He knows that unless he can declare victory in February many of his MPs and party members will be unlikely to back him in the referendum. That's why he is now manufacturing a row to make himself look tough.

  2. Susan B. Anthony:

    I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.

  3. Jeremy Farrar:

    We can't predict how the outbreak will progress, and the WHO must keep the situation under frequent review and not hesitate to declare a PHEIC if the situation shows signs of deteriorating.

  4. Sonia Silva:

    The situation is extremely difficult. We pay and pay and get nothing back, i have no way of escaping from tax, everything we earn we have to declare. The big firms have people thinking 24 hours a day about how they can avoid tax.

  5. Matteo Salvini:

    They refused water so that they could declare the state of emergency ... we won't be intimidated.

Images & Illustrations of declare

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