1. [ verb ] state clearly

: "He stated his name"

Related terms: state propose promise testify promise proclaim affirm sentence acknowledge condemn decree opine swear count_out account take_the_Fifth account_for consecrate
2. [ verb ] state emphatically and authoritatively

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

Related terms: state propose promise testify promise proclaim affirm sentence plead profess condemn decree opine swear profess count_out account take_the_Fifth consecrate declaration
3. [ verb ] announce officially
Synonyms: announce

"The President declared war"

Related terms: state promulgate nolle_prosequi announcement announcer announcer
4. [ verb ] state firmly

"He declared that he was innocent"

Related terms: affirm plead profess affirmer
5. [ verb ] declare to be
Synonyms: hold adjudge

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

Related terms: judge admit pronounce beatify purify beatify cancel bastardize formalize call certify superannuate
6. [ verb ] make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
Synonyms: disclose reveal expose discover give_away break let_out divulge let_on impart bring_out

"The auction house would not disclose the price" "She won't reveal her age" "bring out the truth" "he broke the news to her"

Related terms: tell betray confide tattle leak spring blow come_out_of_the_closet spring out blackwash muckrake reveal break discovery disclosure revelation exposure conveyance divulgence expose break
7. [ verb ] authorize payments of

: "declare dividends"

Related terms: authorize
8. [ verb ] (cards) designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand
Related terms: play bridge
9. [ verb ] proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against

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

Related terms: proclaim
10. [ verb ] make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official

"Do you have anything to declare?"

Related terms: state declaration
Similar spelling:   declarer