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.
2. To make known by language; to communicate or manifest
explicitly and plainly in any way; to exhibit; to publish;
to proclaim; to announce.
This day I have begot whom I declare
My only Son. --Milton.
The heavens declare the glory of God. --Ps. xix. 1.
3. To make declaration of; to assert; to affirm; to set
forth; to avow; as, he declares the story to be false.
I the Lord . . . declare things that are right.
4. (Com.) To make full statement of, as goods, etc., for the
purpose of paying taxes, duties, etc.
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.