What does declare mean?

Definitions for declare
dɪˈklɛərde·clare

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. declareverb

    state emphatically and authoritatively

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

  2. announce, declareverb

    announce publicly or officially

    "The President declared war"

  3. declareverb

    state firmly

    "He declared that he was innocent"

  4. declare, adjudge, holdverb

    declare to be

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

  5. declareverb

    authorize payments of

    "declare dividends"

  6. declareverb

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

  7. declareverb

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

    "Do you have anything to declare?"

  8. declareverb

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. declareverb

    To make clear, explain, interpret.

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

  2. declareverb

    To make a declaration.

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

  3. declareverb

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

    He declared him innocent.

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

  4. declareverb

    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. declareverb

    To announce something formally or officially.

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

  6. declareverb

    To affirm or state something emphatically.

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

  7. declareverb

    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. declareverb

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

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

  9. declareverb

    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. Declareverb

    to make clear; to free from obscurity

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

  2. Declareverb

    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. Declareverb

    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. Declareverb

    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. Declareverb

    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. Declareverb

    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

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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. Colin Powell:

    I want to continue to be a Republican because it annoys them, in Virginia, you don't have to declare a party ... but I'm still a Republican because I believe in a strong defense, because I believe in the entrepreneurial spirit that is so typical of the Republican Party in the past. But I'm having difficulty with the party now.

  2. Mike Turner:

    You have no more power to declare him exonerated than you have the power to declare him Anderson Cooper, the statement about exoneration is misleading and meaningless and colors this investigation. One word out of the entire portion of your report and its a meaningless word that has no legal meaning and it has colored your entire report.

  3. Democratic California Rep. Jackie Speier:

    At best, when the services declare 'initial operating capability' this summer, we will be launching an unstable plane that cannot perform many of its core missions for years, at worst, it'll hurt people or we'll ground it in the hangar and spend billions on a retrofit.

  4. Harry Sandick:

    The early closing of a case is not good because things happen in the future, there could be new reporting, a cooperator in another district, or a case that comes forward -- so why declare' case over' and air all of your evidence when something else could happen in the future ?

  5. Ekrem Dumanli:

    I see a direct link with the elections, with the mentality of a dictatorship, someone can declare you an enemy, and lynch you with pre-prepared prosecutors and judges.

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