Definitions of declare

  1. To state fully; to make a declaration; to announce one's self or itself; to recite the causes of complaint against the defendant. To declare one's self, to avow one's self. To declare off to openly quit.
  2. To make clear; to free from obscurity.
  3. To make known by language; to communicate or manifest explicitly and plainly in any way; to exhibit; to publish; to proclaim; to announce.
  4. To make declaration of; to assert; to affirm; to set forth; to avow; as, he declares the story to be false.
  5. To make full statement of, as goods, etc., for the purpose of paying taxes, duties, etc.
  6. To make known; tell openly or publicly; proclaim formally; publish; make a solemn affirmation of before witnesses; make a full statement of, as to goods, etc.
  7. To make known; affirm openly.
  8. To state the plaintiff's cause of action at law in a legal form; as, the plaintiff declares in trespass.
  9. To make a statement; avow: with for or against.
  10. declare to be; " She was declared incompetent"; " judge held that the defendant was innocent"
  11. authorize payments of; " declare dividends"
  12. state firmly; " He declared that he was innocent"
  13. proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against; " His wife declared at once for moving to the West Coast"
  14. state emphatically and authoritatively; " He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"
  15. make a declaration ( of dutiable goods) to a customs official; " Do you have anything to declare?"
  16. Bridge: designate ( a trump suit or no- trump) with the final bid of a hand
  17. designate ( a trump suit or no- trump) with the final bid of a hand
  18. To make known; to tell explicitly and plainly; to assert or affirm.
  19. To make known; to tell explicitly and plainly; to assert or affirm; to decide in favour of or against.
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