American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make known formally or officially. See Synonyms at announce.
- v. To state emphatically or authoritatively; affirm.
- v. To reveal or make manifest; show.
- v. To make a full statement of (dutiable goods, for example).
- v. Games To designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand in bridge.
- v. To make a declaration.
- v. To proclaim one's support, choice, opinion, or resolution.
- idiom. declare war To state formally the intention to carry on armed hostilities against.
- idiom. declare war To state one's intent to suppress or eradicate: declared war on drug dealing in the neighborhood.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make clear; clear up; free from obscurity; make plain.
- To make known by words; assert explicitly; manifest or communicate plainly in any way; publish; proclaim; tell.
- To proclaim; announce.
- To assert; affirm: as, he declares the story to be false.
- In law, to solemnly assert a fact before witnesses: as, he declared a paper signed by him to be his last will and testament.
- To make a full statement of, as of goods on which duty is to be paid at the custom-house.
- To make known one's thoughts or opinions; proclaim or avow some opinion, purpose, or resolution in favor or in opposition; make known explicitly some determination; make a declaration; come out: with for or against: as, the prince declared for the allies; victory had not declared for either party; the allied powers declared against France.
- Specifically To express a formal decision; make a decision known by official proclamation or notice.
- In law, to make a declaration or complaint; set forth formally in pleading the cause for relief against the defendant: as, the plaintiff declared on a promissory note.
- In the game of bezique, to lay on the table, face up, any counting-cards or combinations of cards; show cards for the purpose of scoring.
- To decide against continuing a habit or practice; break away from a custom: as, to declare off from smoking.
- In bridge, to make or name the trump suit, or to announce the intention to play without a trump.
- v. obsolete, transitive To make clear, explain, interpret.
- v. intransitive To make a declaration.
- v. transitive To announce one’s support, choice, opinion, etc.
- v. intransitive, cricket For the captain of the batting side to announce the innings complete even though all batsmen have not been dismissed.
- v. transitive To announce something formally or officially.
- v. transitive To affirm or state something emphatically.
- v. transitive To inform government customs or taxation officials of goods one is importing or of income, expenses, or other circumstances affecting one's taxes.
- v. transitive To make outstanding debts, e.g. taxes, payable.
- v. transitive, computing To explicitly include (a variable) as part of a list of variables, often providing some information about the data it is expected to contain.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To make clear; to free from obscurity.
- v. To make known by language; to communicate or manifest explicitly and plainly in any way; to exhibit; to publish; to proclaim; to announce.
- v. To make declaration of; to assert; to affirm; to set forth; to avow.
- v. (Com.) To make full statement of, as goods, etc., for the purpose of paying taxes, duties, etc.
- v. To make a declaration, or an open and explicit avowal; to proclaim one's self; -- often with
- v. (Law) To state the plaintiff's cause of action at law in a legal form.
- v. state emphatically and authoritatively
- v. designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand
- v. announce publicly or officially
- v. authorize payments of
- v. declare to be
- v. state firmly
- v. make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official
- v. proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against
- From French déclarer, from Latin dēclārāre ("to make clear"), from de- + clārus ("clear"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English declaren, from Old French declarer, from Latin dēclārāre : dē-, intensive pref.; see de- + clārāre, to make clear (from clārus, clear). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Kerry's challenge, Sperling and his three co-authors declare, is to convince voters in swing states such as Arizona, Colorado and the industrial Midwest that they should get hip by becoming more "metro" and less "retro.”
“Faith, they declare, is believing something that reason tells you can't be so.”
“I remember watching Begin declare Judea and Samaria part of Isreal.”
“These conservative factions must not be drawn in to a reactive position whereby EVERYTHING they declare is related to sexual ethics, as this gives the wrong impression and distorts the gospel message and undermines the whole movement.”
“Hayes has declined to run again, which clears the field for new challengers; the first one to declare is Colonel Lou Huddleston, a retired Afghanistan veteran and North Carolina businessman.”
“Did Palin declare this income on her federal and state tax returns?”
“The convicts parents are are upset at their child, but also upset at the punishment given, which they declare is too harsh.”
“And, as a last caveat, with which I will attempt to deter another batch of angry e-mails, I herein declare that I do not believe that because Jesuit astronomers had a better theory of comets than Galileo, the Church was justified in prosecuting him.”
“Wilt not the watchword declare, ere my sword finds its way to thy heart?”
“It's rather hard to argue that drug pushers who have to pay a fine, pay taxes on whatever they are willing to declare from the past, and, although they are then allowed to sell heroin on the streets legally, will still have to get in line to get their drug officially approved by the FDA, just like other pharmaceutical companies, are being let off easily or given 'Amnesty'.”
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