See also: declaré, déclaré, and déclare

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From Middle English declaren, from Old French declarer, from Latin dēclārō (to make clear), from dē- + clārus (clear).

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declare (third-person singular simple present declares, present participle declaring, simple past and past participle declared)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To make clear, explain, interpret.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To assert or announce formally, officially, explicitly, or emphatically.
    Synonyms: disclose, make known; see also Thesaurus:announce
    He declared him innocent.
    declare bankruptcy
    declare victory
  3. (card games) To show one's cards in order to score.
  4. (intransitive, cricket) For the captain of the batting side to announce the innings complete even though all batsmen have not been dismissed.
    (cricket) declare (an innings) closed
    • 2019, VOA Learning English (public domain)
      One South Korean opposition party called on Moon to declare the current air pollution problem a national disaster.
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  5. (intransitive, politics) For a constituency in an election to officially announce the result
    Houghton and Sunderland South was the first constituency to declare in the 2015 general election.
  6. (transitive) To inform government customs or taxation officials of goods one is importing or of income, expenses, or other circumstances affecting one's taxes.
    • 1984 April 2, Richard Woodbury, Anastasia Toufexis, “Law: The Trouble with Harry”, in Time:
      The prosecution has introduced evidence, including canceled checks, to show that the judge failed to declare part of his income.
  7. (transitive) To make outstanding debts, e.g. taxes, payable.
  8. (transitive, programming) To explicitly establish the existence of (a variable, function, etc.) without necessarily describing its content.
    The counter "i" was declared as an integer.

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declare

  1. inflection of declarar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

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  • Rhymes: (Brazil) -aɾi, (Portugal) -aɾɨ
  • Hyphenation: de‧cla‧re

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declare

  1. inflection of declarar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

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declare

  1. third-person singular/plural present subjunctive of declara

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  • IPA(key): /deˈklaɾe/ [d̪eˈkla.ɾe]
  • Rhymes: -aɾe
  • Syllabification: de‧cla‧re

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declare

  1. inflection of declarar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative