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Definition 1: state emphatically and authoritatively - [verb of communication]

Samples where declare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with

(declare is a kind of ...) express in words

"He said that he wanted to marry her" "tell me what is bothering you" "state your opinion" "state your name"

(... is a kind of declare ) enter a plea, as in courts of law

"She pleaded not guilty"

(... is a kind of declare ) express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation

"John spoke up at the meeting"

(... is a kind of declare ) issue a decree

"The King only can decree"

(... is a kind of declare ) give testimony in a court of law

(... is a kind of declare ) make a deposition; declare under oath

(... is a kind of declare ) to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

"Before God I swear I am innocent"

(... is a kind of declare ) state freely

"The teacher professed that he was not generous when it came to giving good grades"

(... is a kind of declare ) state or announce

"`I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed" "The King will proclaim an amnesty"

(... is a kind of declare ) pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law

"He was condemned to ten years in prison"

(... is a kind of declare ) refuse to testify by invoking the Fifth Amendment, which states that nobody may be forced to testify as a witness against himself or herself

(... is a kind of declare ) promise to undertake or give

"I promise you my best effort"

(... is a kind of declare ) make a promise or commitment

(... is a kind of declare ) make a proposal, declare a plan for something

"the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"

(... is a kind of declare ) furnish a justifying analysis or explanation

"I can't account for the missing money"

(... is a kind of declare ) render holy by means of religious rites

(... is a kind of declare ) declare or judge unfit for use or habitation

"The building was condemned by the inspector"

(... is a kind of declare ) confess one's faith in, or allegiance to

"The terrorists professed allegiance to their country" "he professes to be a Communist"

(... is a kind of declare ) declare the loser

Definition 2: state firmly - [verb of communication]

Samples where declare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He declared that he was innocent

(declare is a kind of ...) to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

"Before God I swear I am innocent"

Definition 3: make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official - [verb of communication]

Samples where declare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Do you have anything to declare?

(declare is a kind of ...) express in words

"He said that he wanted to marry her" "tell me what is bothering you" "state your opinion" "state your name"

Definition 4: declare to be - [verb of communication]

Samples where declare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was declared incompetent
  • judge held that the defendant was innocent

Synonyms for declare in the sense of this definition

(declare is a kind of ...) form a critical opinion of

"I cannot judge some works of modern art" "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"

(... is a kind of declare ) declare null and void; make ineffective

"Cancel the election results" "strike down a law"

(... is a kind of declare ) pronounce judgment on

"They labeled him unfit to work here"

(... is a kind of declare ) declare (a dead person) to be a saint

"After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized"

(... is a kind of declare ) declare (a dead person) to be blessed; the first step of achieving sainthood

"On Sunday, the martyr will be beatified by the Vatican"

(... is a kind of declare ) declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee

"call a runner out"

(... is a kind of declare ) declare legally insane

(... is a kind of declare ) declare a child to be illegitimate

(... is a kind of declare ) declare to be obsolete

(... is a kind of declare ) declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of

"He admitted his errors" "She acknowledged that she might have forgotten"

(... is a kind of declare ) make formal or official

"We formalized the appointment and gave him a title"

Definition 5: announce publicly or officially - [verb of communication]

Samples where declare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The President declared war

Synonyms for declare in the sense of this definition

(declare is a kind of ...) express in words

"He said that he wanted to marry her" "tell me what is bothering you" "state your opinion" "state your name"

(... is a kind of declare ) put a law into effect by formal declaration

Definition 6: proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against - [verb of communication]

Samples where declare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His wife declared at once for moving to the West Coast

(declare is a kind of ...) state or announce

"`I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed" "The King will proclaim an amnesty"

Definition 7: designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand - [verb of possession]

(declare is a kind of ...) put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game

"He is playing his cards close to his chest" "The Democrats still have some cards to play before they will concede the electoral victory"

(declare belongs to category ...) any of various card games based on whist for four players

Samples where declare or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • declare dividends

(declare is a kind of ...) grant authorization or clearance for

"Clear the manuscript for publication" "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

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