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DECLARE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does declare mean? 

DECLARE (verb)
  The verb DECLARE has 8 senses:

1. state emphatically and authoritatively
2. announce publicly or officially
3. state firmly
4. declare to be
5. authorize payments of
6. designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand
7. make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official
8. proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against

  Familiarity information: DECLARE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DECLARE (verb)


Sense 1declare [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

State emphatically and authoritatively

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

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

Hypernyms (to "declare" is one way to...):

say; state; tell (express in words)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "declare"):

animadvert; opine; sound off; speak up (speak one's opinion without fear or hesitation)

decree (issue a decree)

attest; bear witness; take the stand; testify (give testimony in a court of law)

depone; depose; swear (make a deposition; declare under oath)

affirm; assert; aver; avow; swan; swear; verify (to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true)

profess (state freely)

exclaim; proclaim; promulgate (state or announce)

condemn; doom; sentence (pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law)

take the Fifth; take the Fifth Amendment (refuse to testify by invoking the Fifth Amendment, which states that nobody may be forced to testify as a witness against himself or herself)

promise (promise to undertake or give)

assure; promise (make a promise or commitment)

advise; propose; suggest (make a proposal, declare a plan for something)

account; answer for (furnish a justifying analysis or explanation)

bless; consecrate; hallow; sanctify (render holy by means of religious rites)

condemn (declare or judge unfit)

profess (confess one's faith in, or allegiance to)

plead (enter a plea, as in courts of law)

count out (declare the loser)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 2declare [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Announce publicly or officially

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

declare; announce

Context example:

The President declared war

Hypernyms (to "declare" is one way to...):

say; state; tell (express in words)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "declare"):

nol. pros.; nolle pros; nolle prosequi (declare that a legal case will not be prosecuted)

promulgate (put a law into effect by formal declaration)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They declare that there was a traffic accident


Sense 3declare [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

State firmly

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

He declared that he was innocent

Hypernyms (to "declare" is one way to...):

affirm; assert; aver; avow; swan; swear; verify (to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 4declare [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Declare to be

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

adjudge; declare; hold

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "declare" is one way to...):

evaluate; judge; pass judgment (form a critical opinion of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "declare"):

acknowledge; admit (declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of)

formalise; formalize (make formal or official)

cancel; strike down (declare null and void; make ineffective)

judge; label; pronounce (pronounce judgment on)

canonise; canonize; saint (declare (a dead person) to be a saint)

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

call (declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee)

certify (declare legally insane)

bastardise; bastardize (declare a child to be illegitimate)

superannuate (declare to be obsolete)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s something Adjective/Noun
Somebody ----s somebody something


Sense 5declare [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Authorize payments of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

declare dividends

Hypernyms (to "declare" is one way to...):

authorise; authorize; clear; pass (grant authorization or clearance for)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 6declare [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Hypernyms (to "declare" is one way to...):

play (put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game)

Domain category:

bridge (any of various card games based on whist for four players)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 7declare [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

Do you have anything to declare?

Hypernyms (to "declare" is one way to...):

say; state; tell (express in words)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 8declare [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

His wife declared at once for moving to the West Coast

Hypernyms (to "declare" is one way to...):

exclaim; proclaim; promulgate (state or announce)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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