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declare

de·clare

declare

 
pronunciation:
dih kleIr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: declared, declares, declaring
definition 1: to proclaim or formally announce.
The judge declared the ban to be unconstitutional.Congress has declared war.The rebel leader declared that all power was now his.She declared her candidacy for the office of governor.
synonyms:
announce, proclaim, pronounce
similar words:
adjudge, allege, call, decree, plead, promulgate
definition 2: to state strongly or with emphasis.
He declared that he was innocent.
synonyms:
affirm, allege, assert, avouch, contend, insist, maintain, state
similar words:
aver, avow, certify, profess, protest, say, testify
definition 3: to reveal or make manifest.
He declared his affections for her in a letter.
synonyms:
disclose, express, manifest, reveal
similar words:
announce, divulge, evidence, evince, say
definition 4: to make a full statement of (goods or income to be taxed).
You have to declare all of your income on your tax return.The customs officer asked if she had any items to declare.
synonyms:
disclose
similar words:
list, state
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to make a declaration.
synonyms:
pronounce
similar words:
decree, ordain, predicate, protest, testify
definition 2: to proclaim one's opinion or position (usu. fol. by for or against).
similar words:
pass, protest
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