Meaning of declare

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v., -clared, -clar·ing,

  1. To make known formally or officially. See synonyms at announce.
  2. To state emphatically or authoritatively; affirm.
  3. To reveal or make manifest; show.
  4. To make a full statement of (dutiable goods, for example).
  5. Games. To designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand in bridge.


  1. To make a declaration.
  2. To proclaim one's support, choice, opinion, or resolution.


declare war

  1. To state formally the intention to carry on armed hostilities against.
  2. To state one's intent to suppress or eradicate: declared war on drug dealing in the neighborhood.

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