declared


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia.

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
a. To designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand in bridge.
b. To reveal (a combination of cards) to be added to one's score.
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.

declared

(dɪˈklɛəd)
adj
stated openly, officially, or formally: he's a declared republican.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.declared - made known or openly avowed; "their declared and their covert objectives"; "a declared liberal"
undeclared - not announced or openly acknowledged; "fighting an undeclared war"
2.declared - declared as fact; explicitly stated
explicit, expressed - precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication; "explicit instructions"; "she made her wishes explicit"; "explicit sexual scenes"
Translations

declared

[dɪˈklɛəd] ADJdeclarado, abierto

declared

adjerklärt
References in classic literature ?
Davis had declared limes a contraband article, and solemnly vowed to publicly ferrule the first person who was found breaking the law.
If I am dead and see him becoming a meaningless drab figure like myself, I will come back," she declared.
No, it is impossible to wait, Tom," declared Professor Bumper.
And the ladies, selecting with dainty and discriminating fingers and a little greedily, all declared that Mr.
When the fact was generally understood, the savages raised a frightful yell, which declared the extent of their disappointment.
It was characteristic of the great man to act quickly, so quickly that his friends declared he was a slave to impulse.
And then when the sun came and that awful pattern began to laugh at me, I declared I would finish it to-day!
It was well known that the victim had recognized the bitterness of personal enmity in his persecutor's conduct towards him, and that he declared himself hunted to death for his spoil.
This, naturally, was declared by several voices to give the thing the utmost price, and our friend, with quiet art, prepared his triumph by turning his eyes over the rest of us and going on: "It's beyond everything.
In the constitution of Georgia, where it is declared "that the legislative, executive, and judiciary departments shall be separate and distinct, so that neither exercise the powers properly belonging to the other," we find that the executive department is to be filled by appointments of the legislature; and the executive prerogative of pardon to be finally exercised by the same authority.
When the captain's horse was brought for him to mount, the chief declared that the steed was not worthy of him, and sent for one of his best horses, which he presented in its stead; declaring that it made his heart glad to see his friend so well mounted.
Halfacre gaped, and declared that she was both tired and sleepy, which put an end to conversation until the carriage reached her own door.