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v. de·clared, de·clar·ing, de·clares
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.
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).
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.
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1. a person who declares
2. (Bridge) bridge the player who, as first bidder of the suit of the final contract, plays both hands of the partnership
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.declarer - the bridge player in contract bridge who wins the bidding and can declare which suit is to be trumps
bridge player, hand - a card player in a game of bridge; "we need a 4th hand for bridge"
2.declarer - someone who claims to speak the truthdeclarer - someone who claims to speak the truth; "a bold asserter"; "a declarer of his intentions"; "affirmers of traditional doctrine"; "an asseverator of strong convictions"; "an avower of his own great intelligence"
communicator - a person who communicates with others
postulator - someone who assumes or takes something for granted as the basis of an argument
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[dɪˈklɛərəʳ] N (Bridge) → declarante mf
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But the witnesses, the bill said, should not be related to the declarer, should not be entitled to any portion of the estate of the declarer upon his or her demise, and should not be the attending physician of the declarer or an employee of the physician or a hospital in which the declarer is a patient.