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declare - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'declare' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Declare [ v. i.]
- To make a declaration, or an open and explicit avowal; to proclaim one's self; -- often with for or against; as, victory declares against the allies.
- To state the plaintiff's cause of action at law in a legal form; as, the plaintiff declares in trespass.
2 . Declare [ v. t.]
- To make clear; to free from obscurity.
- To make known by language; to communicate or manifest explicitly and plainly in any way; to exhibit; to publish; to proclaim; to announce.
- To make declaration of; to assert; to affirm; to set forth; to avow; as, he declares the story to be false.
- To make full statement of, as goods, etc., for the purpose of paying taxes, duties, etc.

Meaning of 'declare' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . declare [ v]
Meaning (1):
- authorize payments of
Example in sentence:
  • declare dividends
Meaning (2):
- make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official
Example in sentence:
  • Do you have anything to declare?
Meaning (3):
- state emphatically and authoritatively
Example in sentence:
  • He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with
Meaning (4):
- state firmly
Example in sentence:
  • He declared that he was innocent
Meaning (5):
- proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against
Example in sentence:
  • His wife declared at once for moving to the West Coast
Meaning (6):
- declare to be
Example in sentence:
  • judge held that the defendant was innocent;
  • She was declared incompetent
Meaning (7):
- announce publicly or officially
Example in sentence:
  • The President declared war