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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)

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.

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."