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 (dĭ-klâr′ə-tĭv, -klăr′-)
1. Serving to declare or state.
2. Of, relating to, or being an element or construction used to make a statement: a declarative sentence.
A sentence or expression that makes a statement.

de·clar′a·tive·ly adv.


(Rhetoric) making or having the nature of a declaration
deˈclaratively adv


(dɪˈklær ə tɪv)

1. Also, de•clar•a•to•ry (dɪˈklær əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) serving to declare, state, or explain.
2. pertaining to or having the form of a sentence used in making a statement.
[1530–40; < Latin]
de•clar′a•tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.declarative - a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact
modality, mood, mode - verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
Adj.1.declarative - relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration
interrogatory, interrogative - relating to the use of or having the nature of an interrogation
2.declarative - relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple in declarative statements; "indicative mood"
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)


adjective affirmative, positive, expressive, definite, explanatory, demonstrative, expository, enunciatory He spoke in short, declarative sentences.
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He fiercely castigated BDI's stance regarding this issue because the Albanian ruling party does not see a reason to at least give declarative support.
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What Hillocks adds to the mix is a distinction long made in cognitive psychology: the difference between declarative and procedural knowledge.

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