de·clare /dɪˈklær, ˈklɛr/
De·clare v. t. [imp. & p. p. Declared p. pr. & vb. n. Declaring.]
1. To make clear; to free from obscurity. [Obs.] “To declare this a little.”
2. To make known by language; to communicate or manifest explicitly and plainly in any way; to exhibit; to publish; to proclaim; to announce.
This day I have begot whom I declare
My only Son. --Milton.
The heavens declare the glory of God. --Ps. xix. 1.
3. To make declaration of; to assert; to affirm; to set forth; to avow; as, he declares the story to be false.
I the Lord . . . declare things that are right. --Isa. xlv. 19.
4. Com. To make full statement of, as goods, etc., for the purpose of paying taxes, duties, etc.
To declare off, to recede from an agreement, undertaking, contract, etc.; to renounce.
To declare one's self, to avow one's opinion; to show openly what one thinks, or which side he espouses.
De·clare, v. i.
1. 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.
Like fawning courtiers, for success they wait,
And then come smiling, and declare for fate. --Dryden.
2. Law To state the plaintiff's cause of action at law in a legal form; as, the plaintiff declares in trespass.
v 1: state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he
needed more money to carry out the task he was charged
2: announce publicly or officially; "The President declared
war" [syn: announce]
3: state firmly; "He declared that he was innocent"
4: declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held
that the defendant was innocent" [syn: adjudge, hold]
5: authorize payments of; "declare dividends"
6: designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a
7: make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs
official; "Do you have anything to declare?"
8: proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against;
"His wife declared at once for moving to the West Coast"