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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Like  fawning  courtiers,  for  success  they  wait,  And 
  then  come  smiling,  and  declare  for  fate.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  (Law)  To  state  the  plaintiff's  cause  of  action  at  law  in  a 
  legal  form  as  the  plaintiff  declares  in  trespass. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Declare  \De*clare"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Declared};  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 
  --Isa.  xlv. 
  19. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  declare 
  v  1:  state  clearly:  "He  stated  his  name" 
  2:  announce  officially;  "The  President  declared  war"  [syn:  {announce}] 
  3:  state  firmly;  "He  declared  that  he  was  innocent" 
  4:  declare  to  be  "She  was  declared  incompetent";  "  judge  held 
  that  the  defendant  was  innocent"  [syn:  {adjudge},  {hold}] 
  5:  make  known  to  the  public  information  that  was  previously 
  known  only  to  a  few  people  or  that  was  meant  to  be  kept  a 
  secret;  "The  aution  house  would  not  disclose  the  price  at 
  which  the  van  Gogh  had  sold";  "The  actress  won't  reveal 
  how  old  she  is";  "bring  out  the  truth";  "he  broke  the  news 
  to  her"  [syn:  {disclose},  {let  on},  {bring  out},  {reveal}, 
  {discover},  {expose},  {divulge},  {impart},  {break},  {give 
  away},  {let  out}] 
  6:  authorize  payments  of:  "declare  dividends" 
  7:  make  a  declaration  (of  dutiable  goods)  to  a  customs 
  official;  "Do  you  have  anything  to  declare?" 




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