WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
de•clare /dɪˈklɛr/USA pronunciation v., -clared, -clar•ing.
  1. 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.
  2. 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!''
  3. [ + obj] to reveal; indicate:Their appearance at the meeting declares their willingness to participate in the talks.
  4. [ + 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.
de•clar•a•ble, adj. 

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declare /dɪˈklɛə/ vb (mainly tr)
  1. (may take a clause as object) to make clearly known or announce officially: to declare one's interests, war was declared
  2. to state officially that (a person, fact, etc) is as specified: he declared him fit
  3. (may take a clause as object) to state emphatically; assert
  4. to show, reveal, or manifest
  5. (intr; often followed by for or against) to make known one's choice or opinion
  6. to make a complete statement of (dutiable goods, etc)
  7. (also intr) to display (a card or series of ards) on the table so as to add to one's score
  8. to decide (the trump suit) by making the final bid
  9. (intransitive) to close an innings voluntarily before all ten wickets have fallen
  10. to authorize the payment of (a dividend) from corporate net profit
Etymology: 14th Century: from Latin dēclārāre to make clear, from clārus bright, clear

deˈclarable adj

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