WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
de•clare /dɪˈklɛr/USA pronunciation
v., -clared, -clar•ing.
- to make known;
state clearly: [ ~ + obj]:He declared his innocence to everyone who would listen.[ ~ + (that) clause]:declared that the city was unsafe.[used with quotations]:"I saw the defendant at the scene of the crime,'' he declared.
- to announce or state officially; proclaim: [ ~ + obj]:to declare a state of emergency.[ ~ + obj + obj]:The officials declared her the winner of the high jump.[ ~ + obj + adj]:My client was declared innocent.[used with quotations]:He declared, "I'm innocent!''
- [ ~ + obj] to reveal; indicate:Their appearance at the meeting declares their willingness to participate in the talks.
- [ ~ + obj] to make a statement of (goods being brought into a country, income for taxation, etc.):You have to declare your earnings for the whole year.
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declare /dɪˈklɛə/ vb (mainly tr)
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin dēclārāre to make clear, from clārus bright, cleardeˈclarable adj
- (may take a clause as object) to make clearly known or announce officially: to declare one's interests, war was declared
- to state officially that (a person, fact, etc) is as specified: he declared him fit
- (may take a clause as object) to state emphatically; assert
- to show, reveal, or manifest
- (intr; often followed by for or against) to make known one's choice or opinion
- to make a complete statement of (dutiable goods, etc)
- (also intr) to display (a card or series of ards) on the table so as to add to one's score
- to decide (the trump suit) by making the final bid
- (intransitive) to close an innings voluntarily before all ten wickets have fallen
- to authorize the payment of (a dividend) from corporate net profit
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