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de·clare

 (dĭ-klâr′)
v. de·clared, de·clar·ing, de·clares
v.tr.
1. To make known formally or officially; proclaim: declare that a fugitive has been captured; declare a mistrial. See Synonyms at announce.
2. To state emphatically or authoritatively; affirm: "He wrote another prayer declaring that his conscience was weighed down with guilt" (Leo Damrosch).
3. To reveal or make manifest; show: His smile declared his agreement.
4. To make a full statement of (dutiable goods, for example).
5. Games To designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand in bridge.
v.intr.
1. To make a declaration.
2. To announce one's intention to run for public office: "My gratitude would keep me loyal to McCarthy even after Bobby Kennedy declared for president" (James Carroll).
3. To proclaim one's support, opposition, choice, or opinion: "The party ... has changed, openly declaring for centralized federal power" (Ronald Reagan).
Idiom:
declare war
1. To state formally the intention to carry on armed hostilities against.
2. To state one's intent to suppress or eradicate: declared war on drug dealing in the neighborhood.

[Middle English declaren, from Old French declarer, from Latin dēclārāre : dē-, intensive pref.; see de- + clārāre, to make clear (from clārus, clear; see kelə- in Indo-European roots).]

de·clar′a·ble adj.
de·clar′er n.

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. (Rhetoric) (may take a clause as object) to state emphatically; assert
4. to show, reveal, or manifest: the heavens declare the glory of God.
5. (intr; often foll by for or against) to make known one's choice or opinion
6. (Accounting & Book-keeping) to make a complete statement of (dutiable goods, etc)
7. (Card Games) (also intr) cards
a. to display (a card or series of cards) on the table so as to add to one's score
b. to decide (the trump suit) by making the final bid
8. (Cricket) (intr) cricket to close an innings voluntarily before all ten wickets have fallen
9. (Banking & Finance) to authorize the payment of (a dividend) from corporate net profit
[C14: from Latin dēclārāre to make clear, from clārus bright, clear]
deˈclarable adj

de•clare

(dɪˈklɛər)

v. -clared, -clar•ing. v.t.
1. to make known; state clearly, esp. in explicit or formal terms.
2. to announce officially; proclaim.
3. to state emphatically.
4. to reveal; indicate.
5. to make due statement of (goods for duty, income for taxation, etc.).
6. to make (a dividend) payable.
7. to bid (a trump suit or no-trump) in bridge.
v.i.
8. to make a declaration.
9. to proclaim oneself: to declare against a proposal.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Latin dēclārāre to explain =dē- de- + clārāre to make clear, derivative of clārus clear]
de•clar′a•ble, adj.
de•clar′er, n.
syn: declare, affirm, assert imply making something known emphatically, openly, or formally. To declare is to make known, sometimes in the face of actual or potential contradiction: to declare someone the winner of a contest. to affirm is to make a statement based on one's reputation for knowledge or veracity, or so related to a generally recognized truth that denial is not likely: to affirm the necessity of high standards. To assert is to state boldly, usu. without other proof than personal authority or conviction: to assert that the climate is changing.

declare


Past participle: declared
Gerund: declaring

Imperative
declare
declare
Present
I declare
you declare
he/she/it declares
we declare
you declare
they declare
Preterite
I declared
you declared
he/she/it declared
we declared
you declared
they declared
Present Continuous
I am declaring
you are declaring
he/she/it is declaring
we are declaring
you are declaring
they are declaring
Present Perfect
I have declared
you have declared
he/she/it has declared
we have declared
you have declared
they have declared
Past Continuous
I was declaring
you were declaring
he/she/it was declaring
we were declaring
you were declaring
they were declaring
Past Perfect
I had declared
you had declared
he/she/it had declared
we had declared
you had declared
they had declared
Future
I will declare
you will declare
he/she/it will declare
we will declare
you will declare
they will declare
Future Perfect
I will have declared
you will have declared
he/she/it will have declared
we will have declared
you will have declared
they will have declared
Future Continuous
I will be declaring
you will be declaring
he/she/it will be declaring
we will be declaring
you will be declaring
they will be declaring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been declaring
you have been declaring
he/she/it has been declaring
we have been declaring
you have been declaring
they have been declaring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been declaring
you will have been declaring
he/she/it will have been declaring
we will have been declaring
you will have been declaring
they will have been declaring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been declaring
you had been declaring
he/she/it had been declaring
we had been declaring
you had been declaring
they had been declaring
Conditional
I would declare
you would declare
he/she/it would declare
we would declare
you would declare
they would declare
Past Conditional
I would have declared
you would have declared
he/she/it would have declared
we would have declared
you would have declared
they would have declared
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.declare - state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"
plead - enter a plea, as in courts of law; "She pleaded not guilty"
profess - confess one's faith in, or allegiance to; "The terrorists professed allegiance to their country"; "he professes to be a Communist"
condemn - declare or judge unfit for use or habitation; "The building was condemned by the inspector"
hallow, sanctify, bless, consecrate - render holy by means of religious rites
answer for, account - furnish a justifying analysis or explanation; "I can't account for the missing money"
propose, suggest, advise - make a proposal, declare a plan for something; "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"
promise, assure - make a promise or commitment
promise - promise to undertake or give; "I promise you my best effort"
take the Fifth, take the Fifth Amendment - refuse to testify by invoking the Fifth Amendment, which states that nobody may be forced to testify as a witness against himself or herself
sentence, doom, condemn - pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law; "He was condemned to ten years in prison"
promulgate, exclaim, proclaim - state or announce; "`I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed"; "The King will proclaim an amnesty"
say, state, tell - express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
profess - state freely; "The teacher professed that he was not generous when it came to giving good grades"
avow, swan, swear, affirm, assert, aver, verify - to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent"
depone, depose, swear - make a deposition; declare under oath
take the stand, testify, bear witness, attest - give testimony in a court of law
decree - issue a decree; "The King only can decree"
animadvert, opine, sound off, speak out, speak up - express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation; "John spoke up at the meeting"
count out - declare the loser
2.declare - announce publicly or officiallydeclare - announce publicly or officially; "The President declared war"
promulgate - put a law into effect by formal declaration
say, state, tell - express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
3.declare - state firmly; "He declared that he was innocent"
avow, swan, swear, affirm, assert, aver, verify - to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent"
4.declare - declare to bedeclare - declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"
pass judgment, evaluate, judge - form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
acknowledge, admit - declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; "He admitted his errors"; "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"
superannuate - declare to be obsolete
bastardise, bastardize - declare a child to be illegitimate
certify - declare legally insane
call - declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee; "call a runner out"
beatify - declare (a dead person) to be blessed; the first step of achieving sainthood; "On Sunday, the martyr will be beatified by the Vatican"
canonize, saint, canonise - declare (a dead person) to be a saint; "After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized"
pronounce, label, judge - pronounce judgment on; "They labeled him unfit to work here"
strike down, cancel - declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law"
formalise, formalize - make formal or official; "We formalized the appointment and gave him a title"
5.declare - authorize payments of; "declare dividends"
authorize, authorise, clear, pass - grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"
6.declare - designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand
bridge - any of various card games based on whist for four players
play - put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game; "He is playing his cards close to his chest"; "The Democrats still have some cards to play before they will concede the electoral victory"
7.declare - make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official; "Do you have anything to declare?"
say, state, tell - express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"
8.declare - proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against; "His wife declared at once for moving to the West Coast"
promulgate, exclaim, proclaim - state or announce; "`I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed"; "The King will proclaim an amnesty"

declare

verb
1. state, claim, announce, voice, express, maintain, confirm, assert, proclaim, pronounce, utter, notify, affirm, profess, avow, aver, asseverate He declared his intention to become the best golfer in the world.
2. testify, state, witness, swear, assert, affirm, certify, attest, bear witness, vouch, give testimony, asseverate They declare that there is no lawful impediment to the marriage.
3. make known, tell, reveal, show, broadcast, confess, communicate, disclose, convey, manifest, make public Anyone carrying money into or out of the country must declare it.

declare

verb
1. To bring to public notice or make known publicly:
2. To put into words positively and with conviction:
Idiom: have it.
3. To put into words:
Idiom: give tongue to.
Translations
يُصَرِّحيُعْلِنيُعْلِنُيُعْلِنُ عن، يُصَرِّحُ ب
prohlásitvyhlásitproclít
erklæremeddeledeklarere
kuulutama
julistaailmoittaa
izjaviti
kijelent
lÿsa yfirlÿsa yfir; fullyrîatelja fram
断言する
선언하다
deklaruotipaskelbimasskelbti
deklarētpaziņotpieteiktuzrādīt
hlásiť na preclenie
izjavitinapovedatiprijavitirazglasiti
deklarera
ประกาศ
açıklamakbeyan etmekbildirmekilân etmeküstüne basa basa söylemek
tuyên bố

declare

[dɪˈklɛəʳ]
A. VT
1. [+ intentions, love] → declarar; [+ dividend, result] → anunciar
she declared that she knew nothing about itdeclaró or manifestó que no sabía nada al respecto
to declare war (on or against sb)declarar la guerra (a algn)
to declare o.sdeclararse
to declare o.s. against/in favour of sthpronunciarse or declararse en contra de/a favor de algo
he declared himself beatense dio por vencido
to declare o.s. surprisedconfesar su sorpresa
2. (Fin) [+ income] → declarar
to declare sth to the customsdeclarar algo en la aduana
have you anything to declare?¿tiene usted algo que declarar?
3. (Bridge) → declarar
B. VI
1. (= pronounce) to declare for; declare in favour ofpronunciarse a favor de
2. (in exclamation) well, I declare! (o.f.) → ¡vaya por Dios!
3. (Bridge) → declarar

declare

[dɪˈklɛər] vt
(= proclaim) [+ intention, support] → déclarer
to declare (that) ... → déclarer que ...
[+ income, taxable goods] → déclarer
[+ war, ceasefire] → déclarer
to declare war on sb → déclarer la guerre à qn
(= pronounce) → déclarer
He declared the wine delicious → Il a déclaré le vin délicieux.
to declare sb innocent → déclarer qn innocent(e)
to declare sb insane → déclarer qn fou(folle)

declare

vt
intentionserklären, kundtun (geh); resultsbekannt geben, veröffentlichen; goodsangeben, deklarieren (form); have you anything to declare?haben Sie etwas zu verzollen?; to declare one’s incomesein Einkommen angeben; to declare one’s love (for somebody)(jdm) eine Liebeserklärung machen; to declare one’s support (for somebody/something)seine Unterstützung (für jdn/etw) zum Ausdruck bringen; to declare war (on somebody)(jdm) den Krieg erklären; to declare a state of emergencyden Notstand erklären or ausrufen; to declare independencesich für unabhängig erklären; to declare somebody bankruptjdn für bankrott erklären; I declare this motorway officially openich erkläre diese Autobahn für offiziell eröffnet; he declared the meeting closeder erklärte die Sitzung für geschlossen; to declare somebody the winnerjdn zum Sieger erklären; he declared himself fit to player erklärte sich für spielfähig
(= assert)erklären, beteuern, versichern
vi
to declare for/against somebody/somethingsich für/gegen jdn/etw erklären; well I (do) declare! (dated)ist es denn die Möglichkeit!
(Sport) → die Runde für beendet erklären

declare

[dɪˈklɛəʳ] vt (gen) → dichiarare (Fin, Pol) (results) → annunciare
have you anything to declare? (Customs) → ha qualcosa da dichiarare?, dichiara?
to declare that → dichiarare che
he declared that he was innocent → ha dichiarato di essere innocente, si è dichiarato innocente
to declare war (on or against sb) → dichiarare guerra (a qn)

declare

(diˈkleə) verb
1. to announce publicly or formally. War was declared this morning.
2. to say firmly. 'I don't like him at all,' she declared.
3. to make known (goods on which duty must be paid, income on which tax should be paid etc). He decided to declare his untaxed earnings to the tax-office.
declaration (dekləˈreiʃən) noun
a formal announcement. a declaration of marriage/war.

declare

يُعْلِنُ prohlásit erklære kundtun δηλώνω declarar julistaa déclarer izjaviti dichiarare 断言する 선언하다 aankondigen erklære zadeklarować declarar заявлять deklarera ประกาศ açıklamak tuyên bố 宣布
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I declare, it really seems like being a fine young lady, to come home from the party in a carriage and sit in my dressing gown wit a maid to wait on me," said Meg, as Jo bound up her foot with arnica and brushed her hair.
I declare, Jim, I loved you children almost as much as I love my own.
She was confidently waiting for him to declare himself and she meant to accept him.
Then go we in, to know his embassy; Which I could, with ready guess, declare, Before the Frenchmen speak a word of it,"--King Henry V
Still I will proudly declare that there is something queer about it.
But if, in the face of all this, you still declare that whaling has no aesthetically noble associations connected with it, then am I ready to shiver fifty lances with you there, and unhorse you with a split helmet every time.