1. state emphatically and authoritatively;
- Example: "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"
2. announce publicly or officially;
- Example: "The President declared war"
[syn: announce, declare]
3. state firmly;
- Example: "He declared that he was innocent"
4. declare to be;
- Example: "She was declared incompetent"
- Example: "judge held that the defendant was innocent"
[syn: declare, adjudge, hold]
5. authorize payments of;
- Example: "declare dividends"
6. designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand;
7. make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official;
- Example: "Do you have anything to declare?"
8. proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against;
- Example: "His wife declared at once for moving to the West Coast"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Declare \De*clare"\, v. i. 1. To make a declaration, or an open and explicit avowal; to proclaim one's self; -- often with for or against; as, victory declares against the allies. [1913 Webster] Like fawning courtiers, for success they wait, And then come smiling, and declare for fate. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) To state the plaintiff's cause of action at law in a legal form; as, the plaintiff declares in trespass. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
121 Moby Thesaurus words for "declare": acknowledge, acquaint, admit, advertise, advise, affirm, air, allege, announce, annunciate, apprise, argue, assert, assever, asseverate, aver, avouch, avow, bid, blazon, bring out, broach, broadcast, bruit about, call on, call the signals, call upon, certify, charge, chime in, claim, come out with, command, commission, communicate, confess, confirm, contend, declare roundly, decree, deliver, depose, dictate, direct, disclose, discover, disseminate, divulge, enjoin, enunciate, express, express the belief, give an order, give notice, give the word, have, herald, hold, impart, inform, insist, instruct, issue a command, issue a manifesto, issue a statement, issue a writ, lay down, maintain, make a statement, make an announcement, make known, make public, mandate, manifesto, notify, nuncupate, offer, ordain, order, order about, own, predicate, proclaim, profess, promulgate, pronounce, protest, publish, publish a manifesto, put, put it, quote, ratify, recite, relate, report, reveal, rule, say, say the word, set down, sound, speak, speak out, speak up, stand for, stand on, state, submit, swear, tell, throw out, toot, trumpet forth, utter, vend, vent, ventilate, voice, vow, warrant