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.