verb (declared; declaring) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French declarer, from Latin declarare, from de- + clarare to make visible, from clarus clear — more at clear Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to make known formally, officially, or explicitly 2. obsolete to make clear 3. to make evident ; show 4. to state emphatically ; affirm <
declares his innocence
5. to make a full statement of (one's taxable or dutiable property) 6. a. to announce (as a trump suit) in a card game b. meld 7. to make payable <
declare a dividend
intransitive verb 1. to make a declaration 2. to avow one's opinion or support 3. to announce one's intentions (as to run for political office) <
declared for mayor
declarable adjective Synonyms: declare, announce, proclaim, promulgate mean to make known publicly. declare implies explicitness and usually formality in making known <
the referee declared the contest a draw
. announce implies the declaration of something for the first time <
announced their engagement at a party
. proclaim implies declaring clearly, forcefully, and authoritatively <
the president proclaimed a national day of mourning
. promulgate implies the proclaiming of a dogma, doctrine, or law <
promulgated an edict of religious toleration
. Synonym: see in addition assert.

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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