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Definition of 'declare'


  1. state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"
  2. announce publicly or officially; "The President declared war"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: adjudge hold
  5. authorize payments of; "declare dividends"
  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; "Do you have anything to declare?"
  8. proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against; "His wife declared at once for moving to the West Coast"

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