Definition of "declare" []

  • To make known formally or officially. See Synonyms at announce. (verb-transitive)
  • To state emphatically or authoritatively; affirm. (verb-transitive)
  • To reveal or make manifest; show. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a full statement of (dutiable goods, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • Games To designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand in bridge. (verb-transitive)
  • To make clearly known or announce officially (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To state officially that (a person, fact, etc) is as specified (verb)
  • To state emphatically; assert (verb)
  • To show, reveal, or manifest (verb)
  • To make known one's choice or opinion (verb)
  • To make a complete statement of (dutiable goods, etc) (verb)
  • To display (a card or series of cards) on the table so as to add to one's score (verb)
  • To decide (the trump suit) by making the final bid (verb)
  • To close an innings voluntarily before all ten wickets have fallen (verb)
  • To authorize the payment of (a dividend) from corporate net profit (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "declare" in a sentence
  • "Kerry's challenge, Sperling and his three co-authors declare, is to convince voters in swing states such as Arizona, Colorado and the industrial Midwest that they should get hip by becoming more "metro" and less "retro.""
  • "Faith, they declare, is believing something that reason tells you can't be so."
  • "I remember watching Begin declare Judea and Samaria part of Isreal."