[ US /dɪˈkɫɛɹ/ ]
[ UK /dɪklˈe‍ə/ ]
  1. announce publicly or officially
    The President declared war
  2. make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official
    Do you have anything to declare?
  3. state firmly
    He declared that he was innocent
  4. proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against
    His wife declared at once for moving to the West Coast
  5. designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand
  6. state emphatically and authoritatively
    He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with
  7. authorize payments of
    declare dividends
  8. declare to be
    judge held that the defendant was innocent
    She was declared incompetent
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How To Use declare In A Sentence

  • We had engaged a very nice mare and stanhope, which we knew we could depend upon, when, the day before the race, the chestnut was declared lame, and not a presentable four-legged animal was to be hired in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 363, January, 1846
  • When the Mexican chair of the meeting declared the talks formally closed there were whoops of delight from the African delegates.
  • Some find it repugnant, others see them as casualties in an undeclared war that is greatly preferable to the alternative of full-scale conflict. Times, Sunday Times
  • It had begun the seventies with the declared intention of contributing 0.7 percent of the gross national product in official aid.
  • The chef wants the agreement declared void. The Sun
  • A week-long state of emergency was declared, and the protests were forcibly suppressed with considerable loss of life.
  • When faced with serious disasters, countries often declare a formal state of emergency.
  • If you have more than the duty-free allowance or prohibited goods, you go through the red channel and declare them to a customs officer.
  • And it was a year in which we were able to declare ourselves to be a good research and teaching university.
  • It is doubtful if he realized that a parasol is a purely feminine adjunct; -- although the Mistress always declared he did. Further Adventures of Lad
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