Declare De*clare" (d[-e]*kl[^a]r"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Declared} (d[-e]*kl[^a]rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Declaring}.] [F. d['e]clarer, from L. declarare; de + clarare to make clear, clarus, clear, bright. See {Clear}.] 1. To make clear; to free from obscurity. [Obs.] ``To declare this a little.'' --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

2. To make known by language; to communicate or manifest explicitly and plainly in any way; to exhibit; to publish; to proclaim; to announce. [1913 Webster]

This day I have begot whom I declare My only Son. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The heavens declare the glory of God. --Ps. xix. 1. [1913 Webster]

3. To make declaration of; to assert; to affirm; to set forth; to avow; as, he declares the story to be false. [1913 Webster]

I the Lord . . . declare things that are right. --Isa. xlv. 19. [1913 Webster]

4. (Com.) To make full statement of, as goods, etc., for the purpose of paying taxes, duties, etc. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • declared — adj. 1. made known or openly avowed; as, their declared and their covert objectives; a declared liberal. Opposite of {undeclared}. [Narrower terms: {avowed(prenominal), professed(prenominal)}] [WordNet 1.5] 2. stated as fact; explicitly stated.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • declared — adjective 1. made known or openly avowed (Freq. 1) their declared and their covert objectives a declared liberal • Ant: ↑undeclared • Similar to: ↑alleged, ↑announced, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • declared — de|clared [dıˈkleəd US ˈklerd] adj stated officially and publicly declared aim/objective/intention etc ▪ It is their declared intention to increase taxes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • declared — adjective declared wish/intention/policy etc a wish, intention etc that you state publicly: It is their declared intention to increase taxes …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • declared — declaredly /di klair id lee/, adv. /di klaird /, adj. publicly avowed or professed; self confessed: a declared liberal. [1645 55; DECLARE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • declared — adj. Declared is used with these nouns: ↑aim, ↑intention …   Collocations dictionary

  • declared — UK [dɪˈkleə(r)d] / US [dɪˈklerd] adjective officially or publicly stated This is contrary to the Prime Minister s declared aim of reducing inflation …   English dictionary

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